Youth Hubs are spaces for young people to engage in free activities and programs in their local community.
Each Youth Hub has a team of volunteer Young Leaders who get together to organise events, advocate for young people and build their skills in areas like leadership, event management and more.
If you’re keen to attend a Youth Hub event or you’d like to get involved in a Young Leaders Team please get in touch.
Youth Hubs are in the following communities across NSW:
Working alongside Parramatta Library staff, The Y NSW youth workers are present within the library precinct from 3-6pm each afternoon Monday-Friday. This program aims to enhance the safety and accessibility of young people using the CBD. We do this by conducting assertive outreach, and linking young people to services that meet their needs. In addition to assisting young people in need, this program also aims to proactively develop new programs and structures to create new opportunities for young people. This includes a young leaders group, as well as a range of other youth led programs, and workshops.
Outreach workers engage young people in the Parramatta library precinct and create programs based on their needs. This program is funded by Parramatta Council.
The Taree Youth Hub is connected to Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre, run in partnership with Mid-Coast Council and supported by local Rotary Clubs. We run a variety of youth events, programs, concerts and advocate for young people on the MidCoast. All young people welcome, so get in touch to find out more.
Taree Young Leaders (also known as MYAT - Manning Youth Action Team) meet every second Wednesday from 4-5pm at Taree Library and hold a monthly youth café from 4-5pm on the last Wednesday of each month.
The Hawkesbury Youth Hub is connected to YMCA Hawkesbury and run in partnership with Platform Youth Services. Our youth events and regular meetings will be up and running soon, so stay tuned for more information.
The Hawkesbury Young Leaders Team meets every second Tuesday from 4.30pm at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium.
The Mount Annan Youth Hub is connected to Mount Annan Leisure Centre and run in partnership with Camden Council. We run a variety of youth events, so get in touch to find out more.
The Mount Annan Young Leaders Team meets every second Thursday from 5.30pm at Mount Annan Leisure Centre.
The Penrith Youth Hub is connected to YMCA Penrith, run in partnership with Wesley Mission and Platform Youth Services. Our youth events will be up and running soon, so stay tuned for more information.
The Penrith Young Leaders Team meets every second Tuesday from 5pm at YMCA Penrith.
The Cooma Youth Hub, located in the heart of Cooma, is a drop-in youth centre for young people aged 12 to 17. It offers a safe and friendly environment for young people to hang out in and is open four days a week.
The Hub had a wide range of support services available for young people experiencing situations such as homelessness, financial difficulty, disengagement from education and training or family breakdown.
Cooma Youth Hub runs several exciting school holiday programs and weekend activities throughout the year. They also provide information and referrals regarding health (physical, mental and social), transitions, safety, relationships, education, training, employment, culture and justice issues. All of these are available alongside psychosocial support and life skills – social skills, relationships, financial management and budgeting, career advice and support.
To find out more or to volunteer