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Yspaces & Young Leaders

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Youth and Community Programs suspended due to COVID 19

Yspaces are for young people to connect, engage in free activities, and make a positive impact in their local community.

Each Yspace 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 Yspace event or you’d like to get involved in a Young Leaders Team please get in touch.

Find a Yspace in the following communities across NSW:

Parramatta

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.

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Hawkesbury

This Yspace is connected to the Y Hawkesbury Oasis 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 meets every second Tuesday from 4.30pm at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium.

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Mount Annan

Mount Annan Leisure Centre is headquarters for this Yspace and run in partnership with Camden Council. We run a variety of regular youth events, so get in touch to find out more.

Our Young Leaders meets every second Thursday from 5.30pm at Mount Annan Leisure Centre.

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Penrith 

The Y Penrith is home for this Yspace 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.

Penrith Young Leaders meets every second Tuesday from 5pm at th Y Penrith.

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Cooma

Located in the heart of Cooma is Yspace Cooma Youth Hub, 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.

Yspace 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.

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