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In this newsletter you will find:

  • Youth voice opportunities
  • Events and opportunities
  • Programs
  • Grants
  • Surveys and Research opportunities

Youth voice opportunities

  • Brimbank Learning Futures and Brimbank Youth Services are hosting Linked IRL Networking for young people aged 16-25. Join us on Thursday 29 February as our first guest is Mehak Sheikh who will introduce you to her journey in entrepreneurship and social enterprise. This is a must for anyone that has thought about starting a business or side hustle, Mehak will share her experience working for, founding and advising multiple social enterprises and not for profits in Melbourne’s West. Get connected, get information and level up your skills and knowledge. Register here. Flyer.

Events and opportunities

  • CMY’s Victorian Settlement Youth Network (VSYN) unites organisations across Victoria with the vision of responding to & understanding issues impacting newly arrived young people. They’re looking to expand their membership with organisations new to the network, or have been previously involved in the past. Members can attend 3 network meetings a year, contribute to state-wide policy and advocacy initiatives, and access training opportunities. Register for the next meeting on 28 February 1PM-3PM here.
  • Youth Junction Inc. is hosting Summer Sundown, an program of activities, outdoor games (including table tennis, bowling and more!) and prizes for young people! Held every Friday at 3PM-5PM until 22 March at the Visy Cares Hub in Sunshine. There’s free food and drinks too! Flyer


  • EdConnect is a charity seeking volunteers to assist in a school breakfast club at a local high school in Sydenham area. More information and apply here.
  • IPC Health & Brimbank Council are running Women’s Gym Classes at Sunshine Leisure Centre on Sundays between 3:45-5:00pm. The program is aimed to enhance physical activity and promote health and well-being among this population group. Flyer
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House is running a range of different programs for the community:
    • Beginner hip-hop dance classes for young people aged 13-18 interested in dance, looking for after school activity. Held Wednesdays 4PM-5PM during school term. Register here. Flyer
    • Young @ Heart program is an opportunity for young people aged 15-24 to be paid to upskill seniors on how to use their phones, tablets, and apps. Register here. Flyer
    • Free Maths & English tutoring – Get assistance with your school work from an experienced tutor. Suitable for VCE Maths (General, Methods & Specialist), Year 7-10 Maths and Year 7-10 English. Every Friday during school term, 4PM-5PM. Register here.
  • Brimbank Youth Services has closed registrations to their Tuning in to Teens Term 1 program. This free 7 week program is targeted to parents/carers (with a child/children aged 10-18 years) in Brimbank and aims to increase parent-child connection by improving emotional communication in the family. Register for term 2 via our website: or call Courtney on 0428 272 143.
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence is running a pilot next year for families of a child age 0-5 with developmental concerns (who aren’t eligible for an NDIS plan). We will see them for 20 sessions across year. If you have any families who may be appropriate for this pilot then please get in touch. I have attached the flyer for further information. Flyer.
  • batyr is a preventative mental health organisation for young people and will be offering free programs to schools in 2024. Check out their program details:

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