Youth Services

Youth services caters for youth aged up to 18 years with Breakfast Club, after school drop in centre, Youth Week and holiday programs. We offer a welcoming, friendly and safe environment. You can follow us on our Facebook Page, or check out our Event's page to see what is happening at the Youth Centre and our programs for the school holidays and Youth Week. 

Breakfast Club

Did you know that each day 1 in 7 Australian school aged children go to school hungry? Yet starting the day will a full tummy is essential to a child’s development and class participation. As such, we offer Breakfast Club!

Supported by the Gilgandra Shire Council, Kellogg’s and community volunteers, Gilgandra Youth Services offers a daily breakfast club for all school aged children.

Where: Gilgandra Youth Services

When: 8am Monday – Friday during the school term

Who: Children attending school K-12

Cost: Free

Transport: Youth Services offer a pick up services around Gilgandra.

Providing a healthy start to the day with a sustaining nutritious breakfast Gilgandra Youth Services Breakfast Club encourages school attendance, social inclusions and engagement within the youth community of Gilgandra.

With GYS located within walking distance to Gilgandra High, Gilgandra Public and St. Josephs Primary school's every child will be provided with the opportunity to walk to school safely under the supervision of Gilgandra Youth Services staff and volunteers.

For more information or to receive a Breakfast Club intake pack contact Gilgandra Youth Services 02 68178798 or 0408697241 or email gys@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au

 

Drop in centre

The Gilgandra Youth Service offers support for young people aged 10 to 18 years. We provide individual support and a Drop in Centre that operates from 3pm to 6pm Monday to Fridays. At the drop-in centre, young people can participate in a range of sporting, fitness, games, cooking, gaming, arts and craft activities.

We also offer a pool table, gaming consoles, and outdoor basketball court and computer facilities for school students wanting to complete school homework or assignments.

Drop in and see us!

Targeted Early Intervention

The Gilgandra Youth Service offers family and individualised youth focused support.

Focusing on young individuals education, health and employment issues through advocacy, transport, practical assistance, referral, court support, parenting programs, life skills and social emotional support, Gilgandra Youth Services looks to provide a better, brighter start in life for the youth of Gilgandra.

Gilgandra Youth Services Targeted Early Intervention Programs, looks to:

  • prevent problems or reduce their negative impact
  • tackle problems early before they become entrenched
  • help people use their strengths to solve their own problems
  • give priority to people experiencing social and financial disadvantage

Please bring along any documentation that will assist such as Centrelink income details, pay slips, school records, health details etc.  

Phone 02 6817 8798 or 0408697241, email gys@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au or visit the Gilgandra Youth Centre for a confidential meeting.

GYS is proud to work with local support services such Barnardo’s, Gilgandra Homelessness & Housing Service.

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