Focus on youth

Did you know almost one quarter of Boroondara’s population is aged between 10 and 25 years old?

They’re primary, high school and university students. Some are employed, while others are looking for work. They’re artists, creators, sports enthusiasts, and business owners – and they’re actively engaged in making our community a better place.

As part of the Boroondara Community Plan refresh, we invited young people to participate in workshops to ensure their ideas are heard as we plan for the future of our City. We learned that young people in Boroondara want Council to focus on becoming more environmentally friendly and preserving green spaces in our neighbourhoods, and how much young people value opportunities to be heard.

We got to express our opinions, and we felt heard and valued.

Alison, workshop attendee.

Get involved

Are you aged between 10 and 25, or know someone who is? Would you like to have a better connection to your local community? There are so many free or low-cost ways to get involved. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Have a say

We encourage you to provide feedback and ensure your voices are heard. Community consultations on projects and initiatives can be found on our website.

Join a local sport team

Team sport is a fantastic way to build confidence and connect with other young people. This winter, we are hosting a two-week program in partnership with local sports clubs where you can try out sports or recreation activities.

Get into the arts

Our vibrant arts community has an exciting program of creative workshops, community exhibitions and annual events. Our Young Curators Development Program at Town Hall Gallery offers mentoring and workshops for young people interested in working in a gallery or museum.

Check out the Youth Hub

There’s a lot going on at the Boroondara Youth Hub in Hawthorn. Here, you can meet new people, play games, catch up on study, or get support and advice from the team of youth workers. There are also regular activities, events and programs for young people aged 10 to 25 covering a range of interests.

Volunteer

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre offers free one-on-one sessions to explore meaningful volunteer roles, or visit the volunteer portal on our website for a complete list of opportunities

Two girls stand in front of the youth hub with their arms around eachother smiling

Victorian Youth Week

 

Victorian Youth Week celebrates the talents and achievements of our young people, and highlights the important contribution they make to our community. We’ll be running free, inclusive dance classes and art workshops where you can learn new skills and connect with other young people who live, work and study in Boroondara.

When: Friday 2 July

Where: Boroondara Youth Hub – Level 1, Hawthorn Arts Centre

More information

For more information about all these activities and to register your place, visit our Youth Hub or call 9278 4608.