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For Youth

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Engaging, connecting and inspiring young people.

SydWest offers a fun and comprehensive youth program for young refugees, humanitarian entrants and migrants who are settling into Australia.

The youth targets 12 to 25 year olds living in the Blacktown and Penrith LGAs.

For information contact us on (02) 9621 6633 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We offer the following services and programs

Case Work

Our youth case workers help to empower young people who are new to the country by helping them to access services for themselves and find information that will enhance their own lives. We also provide referrals, advocacy and individual and group consultation as well as information sessions on youth-related topics.

 

Homework Support & Study Centres

Our two homework centres at Blacktown and Mt Druitt provide support to primary and high school students from a range of cultural backgrounds who have been in Australia less than 6 years. Tutors from the local community provide academic and social support.

Football Program

Young people from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to take part in our Football (soccer) program at our weekly indoor football program at Kevin Betts Stadium in Mt Druitt. We also take groups to local football games across Sydney. Our Football Youth regularly participate in high-profile competitions. Professional training clinics with the Western Sydney Wanderers are held quarterly.

Girls Basketball

Young girls from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to participate in weekly social basketball at Kevin Betts Stadium in Mt Druitt. Training sessions held weekly for girls aged 12-25 years. The Friendly Stars team also participates in the local Tuesday night Junior Girls for those aged 15-25 years.

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School Holiday Activities

Excursions, leadership camps, swimming programs and arts and crafts sessions are just some of the things our youth groups get up to in the school holidays. School holiday activities are designed to meet the social needs of young people from different cultural backgrounds.

 

Youth in Transition

The project supports disengaged young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to prepare for employment and to establish themselves in the labour market by improving their connection and access to employment services and programs. The project includes:

  • Education and employment pathway workshops (apprenticeships and traineeship programs)
  • Referrals to relevant agencies
  • Advocating
  • Information sessions on the Australian education system and
  • Employment training with Western Sydney Institute of TAFE (resume writing, job search skills, job interview skills, employment related computer skills and career planning.

 

Youth Events

Youth conferences, festivals and barbeques are just some of the special youth events we hold each year to engage, educate and inspire young people and to promote community engagement and social cohesion.

 

Working with schools

We partner with organisations and work with local schools with high CALD student populations to develop resilience building and life skills programs. These programs enhance the ability of refugee students to cope with the Australian school system and to deal with difficult situations in a positive way.

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Social Cohesion in Blacktown – 2013 ZEST Award Winner

How to reach us?

  • Address :
    Level 2, 125 Main Street Blacktown NSW 2148
  • Tel : (02) 9621 6633
  • Fax : (02) 9831 5625
  • Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mt Druitt Outreach Office :
    Shop 9, 6-10 Mount Street Mt Druitt 2770
    (enter via Ralph Place)
  • Tel : (02) 9625 0455
  • Fax : (02) 9625 0322
  • Penrith Office :
    114-116 Henry Street Penrith NSW 2750
    (Community Connection Building)
  • Tel : (02) 9621 6633
  • Rouse Hill Office :
    Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Level 2, Suite 210 Rouse Hill Town Centre,
    29 Main Street, Rouse Hill NSW 2155
  • Tel : (02) 9621 6633

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