Youth Programs

Youth projects and programs
We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people. Youth Projects & Programs canterbury bankstown #CFS​ervices - We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for youth in the area reflect their needs as defined by young people.  

 

​We aim to ensure that the programs and policies that we devise for young people in our City reflect their needs as identified by the young people themselves. Our Youth Programs are fully inclusive of all young people, aged between 12 and 24 years.

We welcome:

  • Young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD);
  • Young people living with a disability;
  • Young people that are newly arrived;
  • Young people from refugee backgrounds;
  • Young People that are at risk of homelessness; and 
  • Young people that identify with being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersexed (LGBTQI+).

Our youth programs have moved online!

We have heaps  of online programs and activities for young people to do in the safety and comfort of your home during lockdown – all FREE! Check out our list of programs below.

Weekly and ongoing programs 

Culture and Connection Creators

This program focuses on training, mentoring and connecting you with like-minded individuals. It aims to deliver youth-led community events that celebrate culture, music, food and young people.

  • When: Mondays,  4-6pm
  • Who: Ages 17-25 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Online Cook

Have fun creating a delicious meal with your loved ones and then enjoy eating it together later. Pick up your FREE ingredients from Roundabout Youth Centre, Sefton or Belmore Youth Resource Centre on the Monday before.

  • When:  Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm
    • Sessions 1 & 2: 19 & 26 Oct
    • Sessions 3 & 4: 9 & 16 Nov
    • Sessions 5 & 6: 30 Nov & 7 Dec
  • Who: Ages 8-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Sisterhood

Connect with others in a place where young women feel welcome. Join in fun activities and have open conversations about real issues and current trends.

  • When: Every Tuesday, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Youth Drop-in

An online space for young people to enjoy awesome rounds of trivia, scavenger hunts, social chats and much more.

  • When: Every Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Tweens Online

An online space for young people to enjoy awesome rounds of trivia, scavenger hunts, social chats and much more.

  • When: Every Thursday, 4-5pm
  • Who: Ages 8-12 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

LGBTIQA Youth Group

A safe and welcoming environment for LGBTIQA young people.

  • When: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5:30-7pm
  • Who: Ages 16-25 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Call 0447 098 728 for more information.

Youth Entrepreneurial Workshops

Share your ideas on what makes a market great. Create goods to be sold, learn proven business models and gain marketing skills.

 

  • When: Once a month on Thursday, 3-5pm
  • Who: Ages 12-24 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

TwilightPLUS

A space for young people to participate in physical activities, cook a meal and chat online safely.

  • When: Fridays, 5 Nov - 10 Dec
  • Who: Ages 18-25 years
  • Where:  WSU Bankstown Campus, Tennis & Basketball Courts Area, Horsley Rd & Bullecourt Ave, Milperra
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

EnviroCrew

We're looking for young people to share their ideas about how we can better care for our natural environment.

  • When: Every Friday, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Dungeons and Dragons

Help create your own hero's story. Put your ideas together with others to help solve riddles, make new allies, find clues and defeat evil!

 

  • When: Fortnightly on Fridays, 5.30-8.30pm
  • Who: Ages 12-18 years
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Snug music fest  

Tune into our online music fest during the month of October, feel the vibe and enjoy the sounds in the comfort of your home. This program is for 12-18 years old.

  • When: Every Friday, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Where: Online on Zoom
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register here

Looking for more things to do during lockdown?

Check out Council's What's On pageThere's  lots to see on CBTV and other programs run by the community.

Click on the links below to find out more about the extensive range of services and facilities which we provide to young people in the City of Canterbury Bankstown.

Contact

For additional information, contact Council's Youth Development Officer ​on 9707 5587.