Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Spotlight on youth hub ideas

David Lee January 13, 2016

YOUNG people aged between 15 and 24 in Greater Shepparton are being urged to have their say in the planning of a youth hub for the region.
Greater Shepparton Lighthouse is leading plans to establish a youth hub after it was identified as a priority by many of the people who took part in the recent 1,000 Conversations consultation.
A forum will be held on Tuesday, January 19 from 4pm to 6pm, at Wesley Hall in Maude Street, Shepparton, to give young people the chance to have input into planning for the hub.
Lighthouse Executive Officer, Lisa McKenzie is encouraging young people to come along and have their say on the elements they would like to see in a local youth centre.
“There are so many options and there is the opportunity to create something that uniquely suits our municipality. A place to study and work with tutors and mentors, somewhere to learn and practice music, a centre to access information and services, or a place to relax. The choices are wide and varied and we want to understand what would best serve our young people,’’ Mrs McKenzie said.
She pointed out that there was no funding or site yet identified for the hub but there was a strong desire in the community to bring the project to fruition.
“Where there is a will there is a way and if this is what our young people and their families are asking for, then we will give it our best shot to deliver,’’ Mrs McKenzie said.
For more information, phone Lisa McKenzie on 0427 212 651.