Pop-Up Youth Space Coming to Meredith
Golden Plains Shire Council’s Pop-Up Youth Space initiative continues to support young people and communities across the Shire with a new location in Term 3.
Meredith is set to host the next Pop-Up Youth Space in Term 3, with the space open to young people aged 12 to 18 years, on Wednesday afternoons from 3.30pm to 6.00pm at the Meredith Community Centre, from 14 July to 15 September.
The launch of the new space follows the success of the Inverleigh Pop-Up Youth Space, which saw high participation in Term 2 and received positive feedback from young people and the community.
Designed to improve access and connection, Council’s Youth Spaces provide safe and inclusive spaces for young people in Golden Plains Shire, where they can connect, make new friends and learn.
Supervised by Council’s Youth Development Staff, the Meredith Pop-Up Youth Space will offer a range of activities, including gaming consoles, table tennis, board games and music equipment, as well as healthy food and drinks. The Meredith Pop-Up Youth Space will run in conjunction with the existing Youth Group in Bannockburn during school terms, and a new Golden Plain Shire town will host the Pop-Up Youth Space in Term 4, 2021.
During the school holidays, Meredith is set to host a Youth School Holiday Youth Space on Thursday 8 July at the Meredith Community Centre. The space will be open to young people aged 12 to 18 years from 1 to 5pm and provide a space to catch up, meet new people and participate in a range of activities.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Helena Kirby encouraged local youth and families to take advantage of the new Meredith Pop-Up Youth Space.
“The Pop-Up Youth Space was incredibly successful in Inverleigh, and it’s exciting to see it move to Meredith where a new group of young people will be able to benefit from the initiative.
“Council is committed to providing safe and inclusive spaces for young people to connect with each other, and with their communities, whilst also providing platforms to learn new skills and build capacity.
“The Pop-Up Youth Spaces are designed to appeal to a range of age groups, strengths and interests, and support young people to be physically and socially active in our communities.”
To register for the Meredith Pop-Up Youth Space or for more information, contact Council’s Youth Team at [email protected].