Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

Youth Programs and Recreation




Cardinia Shire Youth Services After School Programs
Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services delivers a range of after school programs, activities and youth committees for young people who live in or have strong connections to the Cardinia Shire.

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South East Community Links
SECL Youth Services is a place where young people are always welcome. We offer a wide range of services and help for young people aged 25 and under. We are open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Drop-In services are available Monday to Friday, from 2pm to 4.30pm. Young people can see a worker, talk about what’s happening and find out how we can help. You can also just drop in and use our computers to access Facebook, emails, the internet, do your school work, etc

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L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program - Cardinia
Providing assistance to young learner drivers to gain their 120 hours of practice prior to getting their Probationary Licence.

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Narre Warren Youth Information Centre
Narre Warren Youth Information Centre offers young people aged 10-25 and their families activities information, support and referral on a range of issues, concerns and needs. The centre has information on recreation, employment, health issues, drugs/alcohol, housing, personal development programs, sexuality, family issues, legal issues and education options. Recreation programs are also available for young people aged 10 - 25 years.


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Hampton Park Youth Information Centre
Hampton Park Youth Information Centre offers young people aged 10-25 and their families activities information, support and referral on a range of issues, concerns and needs. The centre has information on recreation, employment, health issues, drugs/alcohol, housing, personal development programs, sexuality, family issues, legal issues and education options. Recreation programs are also available for young people aged 10 - 25 years.

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Cranbourne Youth Information Centre
Cranbourne Youth Information Centre offers young people aged 10-25 and their families activities information, support and referral on a range of issues, concerns and needs. The centre has information on recreation, employment, health issues, drugs/alcohol, housing, personal development programs, sexuality, family issues, legal issues and education options. Recreation programs are also available for young people aged 10 - 25 years.

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TRY Mentoring
Community One-to-One Mentoring Program provides young people aged 7-20 years with a caring adult mentor to provide additional adult support, someone to confide in and look up to. Someone who can be both a positive role model and supportive friend. Mentors commit to spending a minimum of one hour a week with their mentee for 12 months. Group Mentoring programs provide school aged young people an opportunity to engage in a shared activity, based on the skill set of the mentor, for example, fitness, basketball or dance, etc. Mentors commit to weekly two hour classes for a 12 month period. Group programs are run during the day in partnership with the school.

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Southern Community Integration Program (CIP)
The Community Integration Program (CIP) works with young people in out-of-home care (i.e. residential, foster or kinship care) to explore a new activity, sport or interest area within their community, with the support of a volunteer. These links create connections between young people and their community to reduce isolation and disconnection by increasing social skills and self-confidence. Often, the mentor/mentee-type of relationship can endure after the 12 month program has finished.

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Aspire to Lead
Aspire to Lead aims to improve educational outcomes and aspirations of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The 10 week in-school program uses a strengths based approach to develop leadership skills and confidence to support over 400 young people to deliver youth-led initiatives in their school that aim to build social cohesion, trust, belonging and cross-cultural understanding between groups of young people.

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Community Support Group
Community Support Groups (CSGs) are a coordinated, South Sudanese community-led approach to enhance youth and community engagement, and to respond to local community issues and needs. CSGs offer a range of programs and services including; case management, advocacy, youth outreach, employment pathways, sports and recreational activities, after school homework support, health and wellbeing, referral pathways, secondary consultation, parenting programs family support packages to financially struggling families.

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Le Mana (Empower) Pasifika Project
The Le Mana (Empower) Pasifika Project helps to build connected communities and a sense of belonging for Pasifika young people in Victoria. The project supports young people in a range of settings and is delivered in partnership with local government and services to respond to issues facing Pasifika youth and their families.

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Women's Sports Hubs
Aims to remove barriers and create a safe space of young women from migrant and refugee backgrounds to participate in sports. Offers weekly sports sessions established in Dandenong (football) and Cranbourne East (volleyball).

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