The Highlands Community Centre Inc. is an independent, non political, non denominational organisation that provides assistance to our local youth.
The Highlands Youth Hub project was established by Highlands Community Centres through funding received from NSW Family and Community Services’ Community Builders fund and support from the Wingecarribee Shire Council.
The Youth Hub project was a result of extensive community consultation, particularly with young people in the Wingecarribee.
Here is an update on what is happening at the Highlands Youth Hub.
Local young performers join the Performing Arts Workshop.
Next workshop will be on Sun 17th May, 2015 at the Mittagong RSL.
Bar /Barista training programs commencing soon, visit their website for more information.
The Respect Circle at the Hub was officially opened on 10th April.—at the start of Youth Week 2015. The Circle will be used by aboriginal and non-aboriginal groups as a safe, peaceful place to meet and share. The Moyengully Natural Resource Management Group and Wollondilly Links were responsible for donating this asset to the community.
All plants in this area are native; either traditional medicine or food plants.
The café area at the Hub is used every day.
On Mondays the “Cook / Eat / Enjoy” group enjoys the excellent kitchen facilities and café environment.
On Tuesdays, our “My Life My Dream” program makes it their base.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays our youth workers are running the WAM (We All Matter) program with young people from Bowral and Moss Vale High Schools.
On Fridays there will be BBB Youth Training courses—helping 18-25 year old gain qualifications and experience to assist them in getting work in hospitality.
The café area is used regularly by a church social group, a Young Carers group and two driver training organisations. It has also been hired out for birthday parties.
The Group Room is also well used. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Karabar Distance Education meet with students who are isolated or whose special circumstances prevent them from attending school on a regular basis. Distance education also provides for those students unable to access an appropriate curriculum in their local school.
After School Tutoring takes place here every Wednesday and Thursday . Every Friday The Southern Highlands Mates group for Male Carers uses this area.
There are also a number of casual and one-off users of this great facility and Youth Radio will soon be setting up to be able to broadcast from the Hub Office.
Visit the Highlands Youth Hub website for more information.