Mitchell Youth Services celebrates Youth Fest in September

Mitchell Youth Services will be hosting activities and events throughout September as part of the Youth Fest 2022 celebrations.

Youth Fest is a statewide celebration designed to provide opportunities for youth to develop skills, pursue interests, and have fun.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm said it was important for the council to invest in young people and provide education and leisure opportunities.

“The council is very grateful to work in our community with so many partner organizations that make Youth Fest possible,” he said.

“We hope that young people in the region will take this opportunity to get out and try something new.

The Bridge Youth Service in Wallan will host an afternoon of games from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on September 8, with free merchandise and a barbecue to be provided for attendees.

There will be a Skate Park League competition at Wallan Skate Park on September 11, encouraging young people to get out their skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes and embrace skate park culture with the community.

Competitors will also be entered into a raffle, with a free barbecue lunch provided by the Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell.

The Kilmore Tennis Club will be holding a free trial day for 12-18 year olds, with tennis rackets to be provided and no registration required. People are encouraged to enter from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 12.

A Barista for Beginners workshop will be held in Wallan from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 20 and 21, aimed at teaching 15-24 year olds the fundamentals of coffee making and hotel service.

Held in partnership with Prace, the workshop will provide hands-on training in a fictional cafe environment and connect attendees to employment and training opportunities. Registrations are essential.

The Upper Plenty Conference Center will host a Tribes Day from 11am-4pm on September 20, designed for young people aged 12-18 to compete as a team for prizes.

Lunch will be provided and a bus will pick up and drop off participants at stops in Seymour, Broadford, Kilmore and Wallan. Registration is $10 and is due by September 15.

The Zen morning yoga and mindfulness activities with a qualified instructor will take place at Bridge Youth Service in Wallan from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 22.

The event is aimed at young people aged 12 to 24, with lunch to be provided and a session of percussion for rhythmic expression in the afternoon. Registrations are essential.

Seymour’s Kings Park will host a day of activities in the park’s green shed, including a barbecue, skating, scootering and screen printing.

Young people aged 12 to 24 are invited to attend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 26.

On the first Sunday of every month until February 28, 2023, Mitchell Youth Services will be providing first aid and CPR training at the Broadford Living and Learning Centre.

Vouchers are available for training young people aged 12-24 who live, socialize or study in the Mitchell Shire. Registrations are essential.

To register for any of the programs and for more information on Youth Fest 2022, visit

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