The City of Hobart's Youth Programs provides activities, events and venues for young people who live in and access the city. Youth Programs focus on increasing the participation of young people in everything that Council does.
The Council’s Youth Programs team is based at the Youth Arts & Recreation Centre located at 44 Collins Street, Hobart. The team have a commitment to create and deliver fun, safe and professional projects and events with and for young people in the community.
Youth Programs is committed to:
- Ensuring young people are active partners
- Consulting with young people
- Maintaining and developing facilities for young people
- Facilitating and supporting a range of learning opportunities for young people
- Developing a range of responses to issues identified by young people
- Creating access to information relevant to young people
- Representing young people in networks and partnerships
Youth Arts & Recreation Centre
The Youth Arts & Recreation Centre is a creative, exciting, safe and engaging space for all young people aged 12 – 25. It’s a great place to meet up with friends, get involved in an art, dance, music or recreation workshops, use a range of resources and facilities, check out an art exhibition or see a music gig. Best of all most things are free!
The City of Hobart has worked in partnership with the Tasmanian Department of Education since 2000 to provide AltEd and since 2003 to provide EdZoneYouth. AltEd is now located at Pulse Youth Health Centre in Glenorchy. Both of these innovative programs provide individualised support for young people disengaged from mainstream education to help these students realise their full potential through appropriate schooling and vocational opportunities.
Outdoor Youth Work
Council's Outdoor Youth Work includes activities in public spaces such as Franklin Square, Elizabeth Street Mall, North and West Hobart skate parks as well as major community events such National Youth Week. As well as celebrating the talents and skills of young people in creatuve and recreational activities, these events increase young people's positive engagement with the wider community. Outdoor Youth Work also includes consultation with young people on the street as well as CBD businesses that is often undertaken in partnership with other youth organisations such as the Hobart Police & Community Youth Club (PCYC).