Caring for region’s youth

April 11, 2018

Evolve Youth Committee members (back) Cr Deb Swan, Shannon McWilliam, Saffy Lazenby, Denver Pallis, Malachi Wild, Mayor Amanda McClaren, Brandon McCall, Ashleigh Butcher, Tahlia Butcher, Ayden Cullen, (front) Julia Vidler, Benjamin Lewis and Sarah Delahey.

Youth from across the region will get a chance to engage with a variety of important services at a Euroa event, coinciding with Victorian Youth Week (from April 13 to 22).

Strathbogie Shire’s Evolve Youth Committee, in partnership with the Goulburn Murray Local Learning and Employment Network and Euroa Secondary College, will host the event called Care Factor: Find out who gives a damn about youth this month.

According to a council spokesperson, the event will feature more than 20 service providers including organisations such as GOTAFE, Valley Sport and Family Care.

There will also be ample opportunities for socialising, with a host of activities including sumo suits, dunk tank, bubble soccer, soccer darts and bungee basketball.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said she had often heard about the lack of local services available for young people.

‘‘We are a small rural shire and this means that sometimes we don’t have the level of services that are enjoyed by shires with larger populations,’’ Cr McClaren said.

‘‘However, we can overcome these barriers by connecting our young people to services in our neighbouring towns such as Seymour and Shepparton and advocating for more outreach services locally,’’ she said.

Care Factor: Find out who gives a damn about youth will be held at Euroa Secondary College on Friday, April 20, from 3.50pm.

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