Community Outreach is a very important part of what we do. The Youth Hub is a service for the Pittwater community and as such, it needs to meet the real needs of the community it is aiming to serve.
It begins with identifying the right location for what is the 1st of our youth hubs in the region. In October 2017 a survey was circulated throughout the Pittwater Region:
- Over 350 individuals completed this survey
- 80% were mums
- The number one location for desirable services of those surveyed was Avalon.
With the support of the Northern Beaches Council and the Avalon Early Childhood Centre, the Youth Hub will utilise space within the Early Childhood Centre at Avalon Recreation Centre.
We further fulfil our commitment to reach out to the community and design a service that meets their needs in a number of ways. at the outset, we ran a Co-design and Collaboration workshop.
We also run community events, for example, our launch is on 18 May 2018 and we plan to give talks in schools.