More than 30 online
programs will help young people in Geelong connect with their peers, learn a
new skill and share ideas while maintaining physical distancing.
These programs are
delivered by the City of Greater Geelong’s Youth Development Unit, which has
quickly adapted to offer its existing services online.
In addition to
adapting existing programs, the Youth Development Unit has introduced a range
of new initiatives including video tutorials, at-home activity packs and a pen
Interest in the City’s
youth programs have increased by 50% since making the transition online.
facilitated by the Youth Development Unit are free for young people in the
region aged between 12 and 25 years old.
Programs cater to a
variety of interests, including online art classes, gaming, skate chat groups
and more. These occur on a daily, weekly or fortnightly basis.
Each year the City reaches
approximately 30,000 young people through 2000 youth-based programs.
Find out how to join
and the latest information about these programs at the Geelong Youth page, Geelong Youth Facebook page or by following Geelong Youth on Instagram.
Information about how the City is responding to
the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation can be viewed on the Coronavirus Support Page.
Quotes attributed to
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher:
These programs are a
fantastic way to keep young people engaged, connected and learning while being
unable to see friends and take part in activities.
I’m really pleased to see that young people are
taking advantage of these programs from our Youth Development Unit. It’s so
important they feel supported and safe during this uncertain time.