Published Monday 10 June 2019
- Child Care, Youth and Families
Our Gold Coast Youth Hubs recently received more than $2 million in funding from the City of Gold Coast for the next five years, starting on 29 July 2019.
The Gold Coast Youth Hubs provide a supportive and safe space for young people aged 12 – 18 years to partake in activities and socialise with friends.
The funding will support all six youth hubs, including Thrower House, Upper Coomera, Runaway Bay Youth, Coomera Youth, Pacific Pines Community Hub and also our School Holiday Programs.
Currently we run a range of cultural, artistic, recreational and educational activities. Last year we held the Gold Coast School Holiday Program Youth Olympics, with over 100 young people participating from across the Gold Coast. Events included races, dance choreography and performance, and writing and performing of their own individual Youth Hub war cries.
Tina Adams, Youth Hub Coordinator, said the summer event was their best yet.
“30% of our attendees were new to our programs, meaning they now have increased confidence going into the school year with new friends and new skills.”
We are excited to continue to provide free programs through our Gold Coast Youth Hubs and to run events such as the Gold Coast School Holiday Program Youth Olympics.
To find out more about our Gold Coast Youth Hubs and Programs, visit our webpage or call 1800 448 448.