Youth Group

The Bonnie Doon Engage! Program provides youth events and activities for young people aged 10-17 from Bonnie Doon and surrounding areas. Supported by local artists and business people, we offer Youth Group activities such as movie nights, dance, cooking, fishing, craft and local history scavenger hunts. Youth Group is held weekly during school terms on Wednesday at 4pm.Our Holiday Programs are also popular. Past programs have featured BMX/Skate events, horse riding, outdoor cinema events and more.

Young people can also access Homework Support provided by professional teaching staff. At present this is held on Tuesday and Thursday. Instead of going straight home, they can hop off the bus and do their homework in a supportive environment. For some young people this makes all the difference.

Young people are also invited to join the Youth Committee and help with planning regular activities as well as special events. The Youth Committee usually meets on a Wednesday at a mutually convenient time. In the past we have held a Christmas party, 'A Day on the Brown' festival, and an Art Attack Pop-Up. Many young people were also involved in producing 'Memories Shared' magazine featuring stories and photos of older community members. Our Youth Program is supported by the Bonnie Doon Community Centre facilities, bookings and promotion, including our quarterly magazine and bi-monthly newsletter. Our qualified Youth Worker works closely with welfare staff from local schools, business people and local artists to provide a supportive and engaging program of activities, and strong intergenerational network for our young people.

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