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Published Friday 14 October 2022

Youth Fest wrap up

This year Mitchell Youth Services participated in the state government initiative 'Youth Fest'. Youth Fest is an opportunity to celebrate young people by supporting them to organise and deliver events that showcase their talents and contributions to the community.

Mitchell Youth Services delivered a range of events, training, workshops and celebrations in partnership with other local organisations for young people connected to Mitchell Shire. Thank you to all our partners.


HLTAID011 First Aid and CPR training sessions

Mitchell Youth Services offered vouchers valued at $135 to 30 young people with a connection to Mitchell Shire. These vouchers enabled young people access to an accredited training session that was local and free of charge.

Games Day at The Bridge

Mitchell Youth Services partnered with The Bridge Youth Services to put on a games day for young people, activating the Wallan Youth Hub and allowing young people to familiarise themselves with the space. Young people were offered a free BBQ, games, tunes, a place to chill and free merch giveaways.

September Skate Comp

Mitchell Youth Services, in partnership with TheY and SPL Victoria, ran a skate, scoot and BMX competition for young people.

The Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell provided a free bbq for community members and MYS brought along the prize wheel for young people to spin. Many young people asked enjoyed the competition and said next time they would bring a friend!

Try Tennis for Free

MYS was able to connect with new young people at the free evening at the Kilmore Tennis Club. Staff took along free giveaways and joined in on a few games of tennis with a youth led approach. Thank you to the Kilmore Tennis Club for having us.

Wallan Primary School Visit

Mitchell Youth Services hosted a ‘Youth Room Orientation’ for 4 different classes of Grade 6 students from Wallan PS at the Wallan Youth Room. The students learnt about our programs, services and events through a visual presentation and got a tour of youth room by playing a scavenger hunt style game. In small groups students got a taste of the daily operations by taking turns to compete at air hockey, foosball, Uno and more.

Barista for Beginners

Mitchell Youth Services partnered with PRACE to design a taster style workshop for young people interested in working in the hospitality industry. Participants learnt the basics of coffee making and hospitality service and experienced hands on training in a mock cafe environment. The workshop was held over 2 days.

Young people became increasingly more confident with their coffee skills and did a fantastic job putting these into practice by serving coffee to the Senior’s group.

One young person is going to go onto complete an intensive certificate in Barista training with placement component through PRACE. Mitchell Youth Services is organising to run the workshop again in 2023, keep an eye on our socials to secure your place when registrations open.

Tribes Day

In partnership with Wallan Gateway Youth, Mitchell Youth Services put on a day of activities for young people. Young people were split in to 2 teams, competing against each other in a series of challenges.

Activities included a giant inflatable, slip and slide, games and a lunchtime spread.

Gnarly Mitchell Youth Fest

Mitchell Youth Services joined the Seymour youth organisation “Gnarly Neighbours” at the Kings Park shed to put on a fun day of activities for young people.

Skating, screen printing of t-shirts, merch giveaways and free food were among some of the things on offer for the young people.

Yoga and Mindfulness day at The Bridge

Mitchell Youth Services again joined The Bridge Youth Services for an afternoon of yoga and mindfulness activities.

Youth Services staff were able to engage with some members of the Young Parents Group - a program run by The Bridge Youth Services.

This page was last updated on 18 October 2022.