The Central Coast Council Youth Services team are committed to creating opportunities for young people to develop their aspirations, skills and talents.
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Creating opportunities for the Central Coast’s young people
Our Youth Services team are qualified youth workers who provide information, support, advocacy and referral to young people. The team creates and promotes opportunities for young people to develop their aspirations, skills and talents via a range of innovative engagement programs.
A range of exciting programs are run every school holidays.
National Youth Week is held in March/April each year and showcases the talents and achievements of young people from a national, state and local community level.
A rich range of programs and activities are available – from managing rage to how to cope with bullying. Each is designed to help young people develop life skills and take their interests further.
Youth Services School Programs
Our Youth Centres offer young people a safe and exciting base to interact and participate in a range of free or low cost programmes while providing support, advocacy and referral.
Find out more about our Youth Centres.
Central Coast Youth Interagency (CCYI)
The CCYI meets monthly and consists of youth services and interested providers across the Central Coast. The interagency has a focus on advocacy for youth, networking, training opportunities and more.
Visit our Central Coast Council's Community Directory page for community groups, support services, government departments, sports clubs, charities and service clubs that support the local community.
NGURA – meaning ‘place’
The Ngura program was developed in partnership with Mingara Recreation Club to help address issues that young Indigenous people face on a daily basis. These include cultural identity, education, employment opportunities, self-esteem and racism.
Delivered in selected high schools every year, the program aims to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity and health issues that affect Indigenous Australians. During the course the students cover topics including aboriginal life expectancy, nutrition, leadership and maintaining pride in their Aboriginality.
Free Tutor Service
Studiosity provides free, online help with Maths, English, Science, Business Studies, Economics, Study Skills and Assignments for students in years 3-12. Live service is available Sunday to Friday 3pm-10pm. Essay and report writing feedback are also available, allowing students to upload files and receive professional advice within 24 hours.
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Central Coast Youth Strategy
Council has worked in collaboration with the Central Coast Y4Y (Youth Action Team) and consulted with over 1600 young people and youth services to develop the Central Coast’s first ever Youth Strategy.
The Central Coast Council Youth Strategy 2019-2024 is designed for local youth, by local youth and provides the strategic direction over the next 5 years for the delivery of contemporary youth services, programs, activities and events that meet the needs of a diverse population. It’s a plan for Council to work alongside the local youth sector, schools, young people and the community to make the Central Coast an even better place.