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If you're 10 to 25 years old and live, work or study in the City of Boroondara, we have a range of youth programs you can get involved in.

Our youth programs are a great way to meet like-minded people, make friends, learn new skills and connect with the community.

Skittles Program

Skittles is a fun, relaxed and supportive group for young people in high school, years 7 to 9, that identify from LGBQTIA+ communities.

Dates

Skittles will run from 4 to 6 pm on these Tuesdays in Term 2:

  • 23 and 30 April
  • 7, 14 and 28 May
  • 4 and 11 June.

Location: Boroondara Youth Hub, Level 1, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122.

For more information, email us at [email protected] or call us on (03) 9278 4608.

Submit an application form

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Cookin' Beets

Cookin’ Beets is a cooking program that focuses on building life skills, social connections and wellbeing in a fun and relaxed environment.

For more information, email us at [email protected] or call us on 03 9278 4608.

Youth Voice

Youth Voice is Boroondara Council's forum for local young people. If you're between 12 and 17 years old, you're invited to participate. You'll gain opportunities to:

  • share your opinions and have them heard and valued
  • develop leadership skills
  • contribute to and participate in community and civic events
  • participate in local government planning and decision-making
  • develop youth-led initiatives and projects
  • build skills and knowledge.

Applications for Youth Voice 2025 open in December 2024.

For more information, contact Boroondara Youth by emailing [email protected] or calling us on (03) 9278 4608.

Bloom podcast

The Bloom podcast is created for young people, by young people in Boroondara. 

Applications will open in Term 3 for enthusiastic and aspiring young podcasters aged 15 to 25 to join our Bloom team.

For more information, visit our Bloom podcast page.

You can also email us any questions at [email protected], or call us on (03) 9278 4608.

The Bloom Podcast logo - a yellow flower with the word 'Youth' on a petal

Solar Productions

Designed for young people aged 12 to 25, the Solar Productions Committee plans and runs music, art and cultural events in the City of Boroondara that are drug, alcohol, smoke and vape-free. Solar Productions meets fortnightly on Thursday afternoons at the Boroondara Youth Hub.

To get involved:

  • Join the Solar Productions Committee to help plan events.
  • Attend a Solar Productions event and help support our young artists and event organisers. Search our youth events and activities page for current Solar Productions events or visit Boroondara Youth on Facebook or Instagram.

The program is always open for expression of interest. If you'd like to join the commitee, email [email protected] to let us know you are interested, or fill in our participation form.

Submit a participation form

Solar Productions is funded by the City of Boroondara and FReeZA. FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, alcohol, vape and smoke-free events for other young people. You can learn more about this initiative on the Youth Central Victoria website.

Play at a Solar Productions event

We are always looking for new artists of all genres, including solo and group performers. Use our online form to express your interest.  

Submit a gig expression of interest

For more information, email [email protected] or call us on (03) 9278 4608.

Studio Skills

Studio Skills is a 6-week program for young people aged 15 to 25, which uses the sound recording studio at the Boroondara Youth Hub.

Whether you are a beginner or keen to work on your material, you'll have complete access to our studio, computer, software (Ableton Live 11) and recording equipment. Our experts will support you to capture your ideas, build your sound and experiment with your work.

The Studio Skills program will return in term 3.

For more information, contact Boroondara Youth by emailing [email protected] or calling (03) 9278 4608.

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Victorian Youth Parliament

Do you have an interest in politics? Do you want to have your voice heard at the highest levels of the Victorian Government?

Youth Parliament is a program run by YMCA Youth Services that gives young people a chance to be heard at the highest levels of the Victorian Government. Through this program, young people between the ages of 16 and 25 can share their views on a wide range of issues relevant to their lives.

Youth Parliamentarians are supported in writing a bill which addresses a state-based issue that they would like to see changed or added into Victorian legislation. Bills are introduced into the Youth Parliament, debated, and voted upon during the sitting week held in the chambers of Parliament House, Victoria.

In 2023, our team successfully debated a Bill on Travel Emission Reduction Strategies.

Applications for Victorian Youth Parliament 2025 will open in December 2024.

For more information, contact Boroondara Youth by emailing [email protected], or calling us on (03) 9278 4608.


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