YEP! - Youth Engage Program

Overview

Youth Engage Program (YEP!) and its programs aim to encourage young people aged 12-18 years to connect with each other, youth services and the greater community through weekly youth spaces programs, events, activities, mentoring and work place training across the Macedon Ranges Shire. YEP! also encourages young people to be involved in shaping the annual program and events by being a part of the YEP! ideas committee.

YEP! activities include:  

  • Movie and game nights

  • Excursions and workshops (Parkour, dance, DJ-ing, photography, cooking and much more)

  • Workplace training (Barista, RSA, resume writing and more).Youth Spaces (meet weekly during School Term)

  • Tuesdays: Kyneton Youth Space, 4pm-6pm in the Youth Development Unit, Hutton Street, Kyneton. Open to all young people 12-18 years.

  • Wednesdays: Gisborne Youth Space, 3.45pm-5.45pm in the Manaaki , 35 Aitken Street (side entrance), Gisborne. Open to all young people 12-18 years.

Youth Spaces (meet weekly during school terms)

  • Tuesdays: Kyneton Youth Space, 4pm-6pm in the Youth Development Unit, Hutton Street, Kyneton. Open to all young people 12-18 years.

Term 3 schedule

Starting back Tuesday 18 July 2017

Week 1 Tuesday 18 July Games and WII
Week 2 Tuesday 25 July Movie night
Week 3 Tuesday 1 August Science experiments
Week 4 Tuesday 8 August Pictionary & Charades
Week 5 Tuesday 15 August Light painting
Week 6 Tuesday 22 August Nesting box decorating
Week 7 Tuesday 29 August Mexican dinner
Week 8 Tuesday 5 September Art activity
Week 9 Tuesday 12 September Sports
Week 10 Tuesday 18 Excursion Excursion

YEP! is a gold coin donation, includes snacks.

  • Wednesdays: Gisborne Youth Space, 3.45-5.45 in the Manaaki, 35 Aitken Street (side entrance), Gisborne. Open to all young people 12-18 years.

Term 3 Schedule

Starting back Wednesday 19 July 2017

Week 1 Wednesday 19 July Welcome back games (&cake)
Week 2 Wednesday 26 July Pizza making night / Pizza night and card games
Week 3 Wednesday 2 August WII Mario Kart Race off
Week 4 Wednesday 9 August Circus skills and make your won juggling balls / Make your won juggling balls
Week 5 Wednesday 16 August Movie night and hot chips / Cookie decorating
Week 6 Wednesday 23 August Art Activities / DIY snow globes
Week 7 Wednesday 30 August End of term excursion / End of term excursion and PARTY
Week 8 Wednesday 6 September Sports night and BBQ
Week 9 Wednesday 13 September WII games night
Week 10 Wednesday 19 September End of term trip to the movies

YEP! is a gold coin donation, includes snacks.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) specialised YEP! program

Young people aged 11-16 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now have the opportunity to participate in a Youth Space program provided by Council in partnership with Cobaw Community Health.

Registration required.

To register or for more information, see ASD specialised program or contact Fiona from Cobaw Community Health on (03) 5421 1666. 

Term 3 schedule

Starting back Thursday 20 July 2017

Week 1 Thursday 20 July Board games
Week 2 Thursday 27 July Papier mache pigs
Week 3 Thursday 3 August Papier mache (continued)
Week 4 Thursday 10 August Cooking (decorating biscuits)
Week 5 Thursday 17 August Town walk (weather dependent)
Week 6 Thursday 24 August Team games
Week 7 Thursday 7 September Make your own collage poster
Week 8 Thursday 14 September Paper chains
Week 9 Thursday 21 September Movie and popcorn

ADS! is a gold coin donation, includes snacks. 

Holiday activities, events and training

Events & Activities

YEP LGBTIQ+ & Allies Youth Space

When: Fridays, 4pm-6pm.

Where: Kyneton Youth Space in the Youth Development Unit, Hutton Street Kyneton

This youth space is for same sex attracted, sex and gender diverse young people aged 12-21 and their allies.

Come along to have some fun and help shape the future direction of the group.

Find out more

Contact Youth Engage Program Officer, phone (03) 5422 0296, or head to our Facebook page