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For youth activities in Coastal and Western Alexandrina (includes Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot, Mount Compass and surrounding areas) see below.
Youth Development in Alexandrina
Alexandrina Council’s Youth Development Officer is responsible for developing policies and strategies for the development and participation of young people in the Southern Fleurieu region, providing planning and co-ordination of services, facilities and projects that identify needs and provide opportunities for youth development across the region.
Young people are regarded as people aged between 12 and 25 years. The Youth Development Officer works over the Southern Fleurieu region between the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council. The Youth Development Officer can be contacted on email@example.com or call 8551 0500.
The Youth Development Officer works with many committees and youth networks on both a regional and State level. These include:
- Southern Fleurieu Youth Network
- The Youth Forum
- Wet Paint Youth Theatre Group
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Group
- Housing Round Table
- Youth Affairs Council of SA
- Local Government Youth Development Network
- Event and activities
- Southern Fleurieu Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
- Wet Paint Youth Theatre Productions
- Colour Me Senseless -Annual Youth Art Exhibition
Being in the Youth Advisory Committee is a great way of participating in your community and having an input to your local Council. YAC is a fun and social group to be involved with and is a great way to make friends.
YAC members all represent different groups of young people aged between 12 and 25 from the Southern Fleurieu region. This may include a school, community group, youth group, church, cultural group or youth agency. YAC aims to have a diverse membership so that the views of as many different young people as possible are represented.
YAC members meet every 3 weeks. Informal meetings are held at the Community Hub in Goolwa and formal meetings in the Civic Centre located in the City of Victor Harbor building.
YAC participates in the running and event management of several youth, community events and blue light discos throughout the year.
Being a YAC representative means that you need to “keep in touch” with what the views, ideas and issues of concern are for the young people you are representing. You can do this in a number of ways:-
- Informal chats
- Advertise in school newsletter
- Speak to a class or at school assembly
- Surveys and questionnaires
- Discussion groups
- Suggestion box
- Speak to youth workers
- Keep an eye on the news - local, State wide, national and international
- Get out there and talk to people
- Web site discussion groups
- Forums and youth events
- Small focus groups.
Wet Paint Youth Theatre Productions
Wet Paint Youth Theatre Productions holds its weekly drama workshop program on Mondays between 4.30pm and 6.00pm in Goolwa’s Centenary Hall. Weekly workshops involve drama skill development, drama games, film-making and work on live theatre performance pieces. These fun and creative workshops are driven by young people with the assistance of our Director Luke Allen. Wet Paint is for young people aged 12 to 25 years of age living in either City of Victor Harbor or Alexandrina Council areas.
Performances are held twice yearly; Mid year performance is specially designed for schools, with the Showcase Extravaganza being held towards the end of the year. This incorporates live theatre performance, live music, comedy and Show Us Ya Shorts film festival.
This year's Youth Showcase Extravaganza will be held on 1 NOVEMBER 2019.
Fusion 18, a showcase of raw energy, enthusiasm and talent, was held at the Victor Skate Park after Youth Week 2018, due to weather conditions.
The event ran from 11am until 5pm and included skate, scooter and bike demo’s and a fantastic opportunity for our young riders to participate in a competition.
The City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council along with the Southern Fleurieu Health Service lent their support to the event.
“Colour Me Senseless”, the 19th Annual Regional Youth Art Exhibition will be held from 8 November 2019 to 1 December 2019 at the Signal Point Art Gallery, Goolwa Wharf.
Congratulations to our 2017 award winners:
13-15 Award Category
1st Prize: Lyric McKay
2nd Prize: Ella McDonald
3rd Prize: Angus Hilsop
16-18 Award Category
1st Prize: Krystal De Marchi
2nd Prize: Ellie Huwart
3rd Prize: Dean Thompson Roberts
19-25 Award Category
1st Prize: Jasmine Crossman
2nd Prize: Jake Gransden
3rd Prize: Joshua Pearce
The Regional Youth Art Exhibition showcases the works of young people aged 12–25 years from across the City of Victor Harbor and Alexandrina Council areas. It aims to encourage young emerging artists and arts students in our community to get actively involved in the local arts scene. IS THIS YOU?
The annual youth art exhibition is open to all young artists in the community and this year in particular we encourage submission of the art work of graduating students in years 11 and 12. The entire show will be held on the Ground floor level of Signal Point will as always the Exhibition will be open to all young aspiring artists across the region.
This event is made possible through the continued support from Alexandrina Council and the City of Victor Harbor Council.