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The Youth Development Program

Council has a Community Development Officer with a specific focus on young people.  The Community Development Officer, Youth Development (CDO Youth) works with young people, agencies, schools, services and programs.  The role is diverse to ensure the needs of the districts young people are being met, high quality relevant programs and opportunities are being provided (by council and in the community) and programs are available to suit a diversity of young people’s interests.  The role operates with a community development framework with a focus on the resilience and wellbeing of young people.  The CDO Youth is actively providing, working with and/or supporting the following…..

 Programs 
  • Pyro Graphix Public Art Crew
  • Barker Riders Skate Park Coaches
  • Operation Flinders
  • G2D Program  

 Key issues 
  • Wellbeing of young people
  • Youth Leadership
  • Local access to services, programs and opportunities
  • Youth engagement and participation in council and community issues  

 Special events/activities 
  • National Youth Week
  • Mental Health Week
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Star of the Hills 

 Networks and Groups 
  • Youth Affairs Council of South Australia: Youth Affairs Peak body in SA
  • Bluelight Association: SAPOL youth engagement activities
  • Regional Youth Round Table: Addressing key strategic issues for young people
  • Adelaide Hills Youth Sector Network: network of agencies, services and programs from across the Hills region with a focus on young people  

 
Agencies and Services 

Useful Websites

Youth Research and Initiatives

 

Further information

For more information, please contact:

Ksenija Bould, Community Development Officer Youth Development
Phone: (08) 8393 6413
Mobile: 0428 825 686
Email: youth@mountbarker.sa.gov.au


Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/mountbarker.councilcommunitydevelopment

https://www.facebook.com/Youth.MtBarker

https://www.facebook.com/MtBarkerYouthWeek

 

 

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200
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