FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music and cultural events. FReeZA attracts over 140,000 young people each year to events that take place in safe, fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke-free venues across the Victoria.
Mitchell FReeZA is a program that provides opportunities for young people to organise and participate in art, music and cultural events in a safe, drug and alcohol free environment.
Anyone aged between 12 and 25 from the Mitchell Shire is encouraged to get involved in Mitchell FReeZA.
Mitchell Shire Council are currently looking for dedicated enthusiastic young people aged 12-25 to become members of their FReeZA Program throughout 2013.
The program gives all participants hands on experience and training in the Australian Music industry throughout extensive event management, mentoring and networking opportunities.
For more information download the FReeZa Application Kit here (PDF, 3.2MB).
Mitchell Youth Service handbook has been designed to act as a guide for Youth Services employees and volunteers, to assist in running safe, alcohol and other drug free, all-ages events.
Some examples of events and activities that can be organised through the Mitchell FReeZA program include:
- Live music and DJ events
- Skateboarding, BMX and/or scooter competitions or clinics
- Art and photography exhibitions, competitions or workshops
- Theatre shows or workshops
If you have an idea for a FReeZA event or activities or if you'd like to get involved contact Youth Services on 5734 6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where da Food at? 2016
Mitchell Youth Services in partnership with FReeZA were excited to be hosting the Food Truck Festival 'Where Da Food At' as part of National Youth Week.
National Youth Week is an annual celebration of young people aged 12-25 throughout Australia. The 2016 'Where Da Food At' Food Truck Festival was planned and organised by the FReeZA committee to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people within Mitchell Shire.
Live Music, a jumping castle, henna and glitter tattoos and hand made cubby house were on display. The one of a kind cubby house was be auctioned off on the night with all proceeds going towards the homeless.
MUSOMAGIC - MARCH 2014
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On March 3rd, 4th and 5th, Seymour Performing Arts Centre was home to over 70 young people and workshop facilitators Adam Thompson (AKA Chocolate Starfish) and crew.
Mitchell, Murrindindi and Strathbogie Shires collaborated for the second year in a row to provide a music program called MusoMagic. This three day workshop provides an innovative, outstanding mentoring program to unite, engage, motivate and empower groups of all ages and backgrounds through the magic of song.
This year young people came together to create the Music Video "SHOUT". The group that call themselves 'Teenage Heroes' described growing up, owning their space and the need to be grounded.
On the last day of filming Seymour Library and Seymour Township was the backdrop for a Flash Mob scene, much to the amusement of many onlookers. Young people engaged in music, participated in lyric writing, built new relationships and created their own fully produced Music Video. Welcome to the Big Show everyone.
Stay Tune for next year, Alexandra (Murrindindi Shire) ....here we come