Brisbane City Council supports young people in a number of ways.
You can check out our youth spaces here or read below for some of the projects we’re currently running.
CURRENT PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES _____________________________________________________
The Lord Mayors Youth Advisory Council provides an opportunity for year 10 students to directly communicate with the Lord Mayour about issues that are important to them, their school, family and peers. You can find out more about LMYAC here.
National Youth Week: As part of National Youth Week each year, we hold amazing events across the city that showcase and celebrate young people’s contribution to Brisbane. To see more about the huge event in 2012 click here.
Youth Enterprise Program: supports young people to explore, learn and connect with others about their own business, enterprise and project ideas. From affordable office space, to training and networking events, down to micro-grants and a captive marketplace, we provide a range of projects to get you started. More details here
The Resilience Partnership: aims to actively support Brisbane’s young people to experience good mental health, cope with life, contribute in meaningful ways and connect with people who care about their well-being. Find out about how we’re working with Child and Youth Mental Health to do this.
Interagencies: We support a number of interagencies across Brisbane. These are groups of youth organisations that meet monthly to work together to provide better services to young people in Brisbane. You can click here to find out about interagencies across Brisbane.
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Visible Leaders was a way for young people on the Northside to be involved in shaping Brisbane for the future. Participants designed and delivered their own workshops or creative music and cultural events by learning the leadership skills required to run successful community events. Check out more details here
The Breaking Ground Project was a partnership with Contact Inc that skilled up young people over 11 weeks of workshops towards a showcase at the Zillmere Multicultural Festival. The showcase featured dance and music by young people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. Find out more here.
Baywave Youth and Community Festival is an annual event run by our partner space at Linx Wynnum. Featuring arts, music, skate/bmx/scooter comps, workshops, food and market stalls, the event is a massive celebration of local young people’s talents. More info here.
The Multicultures Project was a partnership involving Mt Gravatt PCYC, Brisbane City Council’s Youth Team and Sunnybank State High School (one of the most multi-cultural schools in Queensland). The project uses a range of arts-based activities (eg. drama, music, photography, visual arts) to engage students, teachers, parents, and community leaders to create a more cohesive school culture and improve self-esteem and self-awareness for students. Find out about the project here
Acting Out/In Project: The “Acting Out” project uses theatre to provide young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with drama skills and opportunities to express themselves in public space and at public events in meaningful ways. The project links to local youth services to build positive relationships between organisations, young people and Council. There’s more info here.
National Youth Week has been celebrated by Brisbane City Council for more than 10 years. You can see a quick overview of the last couple of years here.
NightRec: provided activities and events to young people on friday and saturday nights. The program targeted public spaces that are facing community safety issues. The program focused on Fortitude Valley, Chermside and Southbank and successfully made these spaces a safer and more friendly environment for everyone. Find out more here.
- Brisbane Youth Environment Network: Concerned about what’s happening to our environment but feel like you don’t have a say? Trying to do the right thing but it seems like you’re the only one who cares? Wanna be part of a crew of young people making a difference? Then get into the Brisbane Youth Environment Network!
Stories From My Street: As part of celebrating Neighbour Day, we ran a competition for young people under 18 to share stories about what they love about their street, neighbours, or share house and tell us what neighbour day means to them. You can find some of the entries here.
The Young People for Peace (YPfP) project aimed to decrease hostilities between culturally diverse young people in Brisbane by developing and trialing a peace building training resource for schools, youth groups and other organisations. You can find out more here and even download the training resource.