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Yspaces & Young Leaders

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:

Yspace 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 in 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.

Yspace Parramatta Westfield Pop-Up

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Yspace Mount Annan

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

Our Mount Annan Young Leaders meetings will be back up and running soon.

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Yspace 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.

Our Penrith Young Leaders meetings will be back up and running soon.

Holiday Workshops - NOV/DEC 2020

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Yspace Central Coast

The Yspace Central Coast is the latest Youth Hub to be established by Y NSW. Set in the heart of Lake Haven Shopping Precinct, our coordinator based at Gravity Youth Centre. Our program is run in partnership with Central Coast Council, alongside Headspace and specialist youth services, all working together to best support local young people. 

We currently offer the following services for young people aged 12-29:

  • FREE Brekkie & Basketball Club (Monday-Thursday, 6.30-8.30am term time – currently on hold due to COVID restrictions)
  • Streetgym programs at the Lake Haven Recreation Centre
  • Information, advocacy and referrals

We have several exciting new programs which will be launching soon, so stay connected with us on Facebook @yspacecentralcoast and on Instagram @yspace_centralcoast.

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Yspace 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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