Youth Engagement and Pathways Programs

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Council is committed to ensuring that all young people in Hume are healthy, safe, connected, and have opportunities to thrive. Hume Youth Engagement & Pathways Unit (YEP) provides a range of responsive and integrated programs, initiatives and events that support young people aged 6 to 24 years to connect and thrive.

We work in partnership with schools, service providers, and community agencies to deliver supports that enhance social connection and mental health & wellbeing. We provide opportunities for young people to learn new skills such as advocacy, leadership and life-readiness, and supports that enable successful pathways to learning, training and employment.  

View our current term programs and locations

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Mental Health, Wellbeing and Leadership

Chill Out Program 

Chill Out Program is a face to face program supporting social connection for Hume young people aged 12-18.  

This program acts as an ‘open door service’ where young people can meet the Youth Engagement and Pathways Unit staff, engage with other local young people, and participate in activities.

Chill Out is a space where young people can also seek support and be provided with information of services available to them. 

Contact us at youth@hume.vic.gov.au or on 9205 2556 for more information. 


GLITTER

The GLITTER program provides a safe space for LGBTIQA+ or questioning young people and their friends to meet other young people, be supported, gather information and learn and talk about issues important to them.

Interested in joining the GLITTER program? Fill out the GLITTER Intake Form and a staff member will contact you shortly. 

GLITTER Intake Form - Craigieburn

GLITTER Intake Form - Sunbury


Hume Youth Action Committee

The Hume Youth Action Committee (Hume YAC) is a group of aspiring young leaders who work together to co-design activities and solutions to improve outcomes for young people. The Hume YAC is funded by the Victorian Government.

We are now recruiting, expressions of interest close 5pm on June 10, 2022.

Visit the Hume YAC page for more information, to submit your expression of interest and to see projects the committee has worked on.


FReeZA

FReeZA is a youth committee for young people aged 12-24, who organise and run local music and cultural events for young people. Learn and gain skills in event management - all are welcome.

FReeZA is now recruiting.

Visit the FReeZA page for more information and to see upcoming FReeZA events. 


The Hume Youth YMCA Parliament Program

The Hume Youth YMCA Parliament Program supports young people aged 16 to 25 to speak up and be heard about issues that they are passionate about.

Visit the Hume Youth YMCA Parliament Program for more information. 


School Holiday Program

During Victorian school holidays, the Hume Youth Engagement and Pathways School Holiday Program offers young people a variety of social, recreational, and educational development based activities. The School Holiday Program aims to enhance young people’s participation, connection, skill development, wellbeing and knowledge in fun and new ways.

View the current or upcoming School Holiday Program.


School - Based Programs

The Youth Engagement and Pathways Unit (YEP) offer a range of programs and activities for students during school time.

Please contact us on 9205 2556 or youth@hume.vic.gov.au for more information on the activities and programs available to your school.  

Partnerships, Engagement and Pathways

Corporal Cameron Baird

The Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award celebrates the memory of Gladstone Park local and Australian soldier Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG, by supporting young members of our community to pursue their dreams.

The award provides up to $5000 to young locals (aged 12-25) who demonstrate the values of our local fallen Australian hero in the following two categories:

  • Leading from the front Achievement Award 
  • Gaining ground Encouragement Award 

View Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG Memorial Award for more information and to see past winners. 


Victorian Bar Foundation Students Achievement Award

The Victorian Bar Achievement Award is a youth recognition award for academic achievement in Legal Studies, sponsored by the Victorian Bar Foundation and Hume City Council.

The award is open to secondary colleges in Hume and provides a grant of $1,500 to the highest achiever in Legal Studies Units 1 and 2 who is enrolled in Legal Studies Units 3 & 4 in the year the prize is awarded.

View 2022 Victorian Bar Student Achievement Award winners  


Education and Employment Programs 

Check out education and employment programs and opportunities offered by other Council services:

Hume Multiversity: Hume Multiversity aims to develop and promote partnerships between business, education and community by offering a range of programs and services which increase employability and assist local businesses and industries to grow.

Local Jobs for Local People: Hume's Local Jobs for Local People is a free service available to both businesses and residents.


Networks and Committees

Hume City Council and other youth sector services convene networks and committees, which provide support to young people in the City of Hume.

View the Networks and Committees page to see list of networks available to workers in the youth sector and young people.