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 4 schedule

Starting back Tuesday 24 October 2017

Week 1 Tuesday 24 October Kyneton Community Park (KCP)
Week 2 Tuesday 31 October Movie night
Week 3 Tuesday 7 November Games & Picnic at Kyneton Community Park
Week 4 Tuesday 14 November Footy and Pie night at the footy oval
Week 5 Tuesday 21 November Spray paint art
Week 6 Tuesday 28 November Masterchef budget cook off
Week 7 Tuesday 5 December Movie night
Week 8 Friday 15 December Friday night break up trip

YEP! is a gold coin donation, includes snacks.

  • Wednesdays: Gisborne Youth Space, 4pm-6pm in the Manaaki, 35 Aitken Street (side entrance), Gisborne. Open to all young people 12-18 years.

Term 4 Schedule

Starting back Wednesday 25 October 2017

Week 1 Wednesday 25 October Kyneton Community Park (KCP)
Week 2 Wednesday 1 November Movie night
Week 3 Wednesday 8 November Games & Picnic at Kyneton Community Park
Week 4 Wednesday 15 November Footy and Pie night at the footy oval
Week 5 Wednesday 22 November spray paint art
Week 6 Wednesday 29 November Masterchef budget cook off
Week 7 Wednesday 6 December Movie night
Week 8 Friday 15 December Friday night break up trip

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 4 schedule

Starting back Thursday 26 October 2017

Week 1 Thursday 26 October Halloween cookie decorating
Week 2 Thursday 2 November Woodend Children's Park
Week 3 Thursday 9 November Cooking burgers
Week 4 Thursday 16 November Outside ball games
Week 5 Thursday 23 November Treasure hunt
Week 6 Thursday 30 November Town walk
Week 7 Thursday 7 December Basketball at Woodend Primary School
Week 8 Thursday 14 December BBQ
Week 9 Thursday 21 December Pool party!

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