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In this newsletter you will find:

  • Youth voice opportunities
  • Events and opportunities
  • Programs

Youth voice opportunities

  • GenWest is launching the Young Africans Women’s Program in Melbourne’s West! Designed by young people, this free program will be delivered over 4 weeks to empower young African women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing rights and to connect with the community. The next three sessions are on 4 May, 11 May and 18 May at 1:30PM-3:30PM Djerring Flemington Hub. Register here.

Events and opportunities

  • Brimbank Council‘s Learning team are hosting a School and Community Organisations Exchange session on the topic is Grief & Loss. It will be held on Thursday 9 May, 9:30AM-11AM at the Brimbank Civic and Community Centre. Register to attend in-person and online. Flyer
  • Brimbank Council is lighting up Errington Reserve to help the Brimbank community be active over winter. Everyone is eligible to make use of the space, so grab a ball, bat or buddy and have fun under the lights at Errington Reserve in St Albans, every Friday and Sunday between Sunday 7 April – Sunday 29 September. Flyer


  • Good Shepherd delivers Building Blocks, a free, facilitated, weekly, and social playgroup for young parents up to 25 years old and their preschool children aged 0-5 years. The playgroup runs weekly within school terms. Every week they have a fun activity that encourages language development, reading time, free play, and a healthy morning tea. They run regular excursions (to the zoo, aquarium, play centres, swimming pool- all free) and have guest speakers each term to speak on topics the parents want. They also provide parenting support and referrals to any supports the parents or children need.
    Open to referrals from professionals and self-referrals.  More info here. Flyer
  • Multicultural Health Support Services (MHSS) offers sexual and reproductive health information session to migrant and refugee communities, including International Students. Anyone is eligible to participate and there are no deadlines. The service is completely free, and the dates and venues can be flexible as per the participants/ community groups’ requests. We cover range of information like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Health, HIV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, Navigating Australian Healthcare System, and also Healthy Relationships and Consent. Participants can contact us through my email address:, or mobile number 0476110674.
  • The Art Room, an independent art school in Footscray, are introducing Young Adult Studio classes into their program this year for motivated, passionate individuals aged 15-18.
  • Brimbank’s West Sunshine Community Centre is hosting a range of programs and activities for young people in Term 2, including homework clubs (6-12 year olds), basketball program (12-16 year olds) and more! Program flyer.
  • CMY is offering One to One Mentoring for young people of refugee background, where they match volunteer mentors to provide guidance to young people for 1 year with a broad range of supports, including settlement support, homework, education and career pathways, improving English and more. This is for Young people of refugee background aged 14-25 who live work or study in Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Yarra, Darebin areas. Referrals are accepted throughout the year, contact Gabrielle Orosz, Program Coordinator at if interested.
  • 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 offering a DJ come-and-try workshop this upcoming school holidays for young people aged 13 and up in Brimbank! Express interest here and contact Jon at for any questions.
  • 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 delivers the free 7 week Tuning in to Teens program for parent/carers (with a child/children aged 10-18 yrs) in Brimbank, aiming to increase parent-child connection by improving emotional communication within the family. Parents can register their interest for our next program via our website –


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