Youth Networks

Youth Services – working together with community

Council Youth Services is part of a well-connected and robust youth sector in Hume that is supported by Council’s Youth Strategy and grass roots networks and partnerships that work together for positive outcomes for young people.

The following are key youth networks which bring workers from different sectors together (including education, employment, health, welfare, recreation, legal, indigenous, multicultural and case management) to strengthen the youth sector in Hume:



The concept of the Hume Youth Commitment (HYC) was developed by the Hume Whittlesea Local Learning & Employment Network (HWLLEN) as a strategic response to the diversity of approaches to employment and youth transition in the City of Hume in 2007.

The HYC aims to engage the community to provide real and diverse education and employment opportunities for the young people of Hume. HYC is committed to providing young people with the opportunity and support to complete Year 12 or its equivalent and to implement strategies that promote a seamless transition to either further education or the workplace.

HYC now has more than 80 partners and has been instrumental in assisting more than 3000 young people re-engage in education, training and employment.

Please click here for more information on the HYC.


 Tangible Connections (TC) is an email network which provides weekly email updates on information relevant to the youth sector in Hume. The TC email list consists of over 150 organisations and is open to anyone working with young people or their families to participate in. 

Email updates are sent three times per week with information about employment, education and training, health and wellbeing, counselling and support and youth activities and events. The network meets once a term for face to face networking and professional development over lunch.

Tangible Connections is funded by Youth Connections and is a partnership initiative supported by Hume Whittlesea LLEN, Hume City Council Youth Services and Dianella Community Health, School Focused Youth Service.

To join the TC mailing list contact Jenny Bazzano at or by calling 9309 5500.


The Connected and CoConnected_and_Commited_2018.pdf mmitted guide offers a snapshot of the key partnerships, networks and committees which support children, young people and families that work in the City of Hume. It also includes some information about places and spaces where different agencies deliver services to address local needs.

Hume is proud of the work that is done in the early years and youth sectors in partnership across the municipality and the enormous amount of goodwill and sharing of resources which enables the system to work efficiently and make the best use of funds that are available to the area. New stakeholders or workers to the area often find out that the first point of call is the Tangible Connections Network mailing list, where they can get local information updates via email, yammer and Facebook.

This unique approach to collaboration in Hume means that services are streamlined and that outcomes for families and younger people are strengthened and improved by working together and keeping our younger people at the centre of decision making and advocacy.  Whilst this document provides an overview of some projects, networks and services, it does not drill down to a micro level to include individual agencies and their range of programs.

For further information about networks and services for children, youth and families, please contact Council’s Participation and Partnerships Officer on 9205 2885.

For information regarding the Sunbury Youth Network (SYN), please contact the Youth Worker at Sunbury Community Health Service on 9744 4455.

Updated : 11:40 AM, 14 August 2019

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