SLES blog: Exploring youth services and supports

Our SLES participants tell us what they discovered in Brimbank!

In September, we visited the Brimbank community for our current unit “Participate in the Community”.

Most of the group started at Hoppers Crossing station where we travelled to Sunshine station to meet the others. From there we found a nice sunny spot to have morning tea before attending our first tour at Visy Cares Hub.

A woman is sitting holding a coffee cup, a man is standing holding a newspaper, two people are about to endter a building with a sign saying Youth Junction

We started the tour at Youth Junction which had a lot of courses, including barista, barber/hairdressing and music. There are services to support youth such as mentor support/youth guidance, Westjustice (legal aid), Inclusion Melbourne (disability education / employment support), YSAS (youth support including drug and alcohol addiction support), CMY (multicultural youth support).

There is also a food bank that can be used by the youth, and the food is brought in by local bakeries and cafés. We also saw that there was a clothes rack which has a lot of casual clothes that was donated by the Brimbank community.

A group of people stand listening to a woman talk, they are in a room with a small stage, work stations, fake grass and fake trees

After this we attend a walk-through of Youth Now who is also a service available within Visy hub. They showed us their awesome classroom and walked us through the services and support they offer. We also had a quick info session of the services available at Brimbank Learning Futures. We stopped by the Sunshine Library and Council where we learnt what they have to offer as well.

People are browsing in a library

We enjoyed seeing what services and support are available to us and other youth in the Brimbank community.

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