Palmer​​ston Youth Space

​Youth in Employ​​ment, School a​nd Safety (YESS)

With the support of the Australian Government, Department of the Prime Minister Cabinet the Y-Team at the Palmerston Youth Space engage with young people and their families to support them to strengthen and improve their educational outcomes, remain connected with education or to explore pathways to transition into vocational training or work.

Back2School​forms part of our YESS program, and is YMCAs alternative education pilot program targeted at assisting students at risk of disengaging from education. The program focuses on enhancing numeracy and literacy competencies through a student centred program in a safe respectful environment with a particular focus on social emotional learning. To learn more about our Back2School program please contact 8932 1096 to speak with the Y-teacher.

Y- Sport & Recreation Program

The Y Sport and Recreation Program aims to work with communities to deliver youth, sport and recreation activities that create healthy minds, bodies and communities. The program works in partnership with schools and community based organisations to deliver healthy activities aimed at promoting physical health and healthy lifestyle choices that promote wellbeing. The program offers activities within the Palmerston Youth Space and at various locations and venues throughout the Palmerston area. To learn more about our Y Sports & Rec program please contact 8932 1096 to speak with the Youth Sport & Rec Officer.

Boys & Girls Groups supported through the Y- Sport and Recreation Program, Y Groups provide alternative activities for young people once a week, 3pm -7pm, during school term.

Y-Groups provide a safe, fun space to meet with friends and peers to try new activities, develop new skills and learn about topics relevant to young people. Guest speakers and groups are encouraged to come and get involved.

Y-Girls is held every Tuesday during school term. Transport home is available through Youth Patrol.

Y-Boys is held every Wednesday during school term. Transport home is available through Youth Patrol.

For more information on Palmerston Y-Groups contact the Palmerston Youth Space Team Leader judy.brown@ymca.org.au  or phone 8932 1096.

School Holiday Programs

The Y-team works hard to create innovative, fun, interactive school holiday programs. To find out what is on offer this coming school holidays contact Palmerston Youth Space Team Leader judy.brown@ymca.org.au or phone 8932 1096. ​​

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