Youth outreach programs

Youth outreach programs

We place great value on strong partnerships and collaboration across our service sector and support the following youth outreach programs:

COM4Unity - Blacktown CBD

COM4Unity is a partnership between Council, local youth agencies, the Rotary Club of Blacktown and Blacktown Police:

  • a sports drop in program is held at Alpha Park at 6pm on Thursday evenings

  • music and dance classes are held at Blacktown Youth Services Association and WestPoint on Thursday and Friday evenings at 6.30 pm 

  • showcase music and dance performance events run by, and featuring, local young people are held quarterly

  • the COM4Unity Cup is an annual sports competition between local youth services

  • specialist employment / job readiness programs are regularly held

  • personal, career and health support is provided by local agencies.   

COLLAB Movement - Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt

This is a weekly youth outreach program that aims to:

  • positively engage young people

  • reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and racial prejudice

  • improve community perceptions to create pride and ownership

  • provide new opportunities for young people to pursue positive pathways.

This program runs every Thursday from 3 pm - 6 pm. It includes a free BBQ, basketball, table tennis and other activities.

COLLAB Movement also runs monthly events to celebrate national days of celebration and promote campaigns relevant to young people.

The initiative is coordinated through a leadership committee of organisations who are interested in achieving positive outcomes for young people in Dawson Mall and its surroundings.

For more information about our youth outreach programs, please contact our Children and Youth Development Officer on 02 8886 2009 or via email.