The Belconnen Youth Centre is home to the CRCS Youth Services team, who coordinate a range of activities and services for young people aged 12-25.
The Belconnen Youth Centre is open on Tuesdays for music (bookings required) and on Thursday and Friday afternoons for Open Access activities including D&D.
During ACT public school breaks, the Youth Services team operate the Youth School Holiday Program, which provides free activities and excursions. The Youth Centre is also the base for the Youth Employment Pathways Hub, the Bit Bent peer support group, and CRCS youth casework services.
The Youth Centre is excited to have its doors open again however we all have a role to play in responsible social distancing. Young people will be asked to use provided hand sanitiser and to sign in upon entry to the centre. We ask that everyone maintains a 1.5-meter distance and wipes down any used surfaces and equipment with provided cleaners. As per government guidelines we are able to have a maximum of 40 participants in the centre and we are unable to serve food at this stage. If you are feeling unwell please stay home.
Open Access Tuesdays are reserved for young musicians and aspiring musicians wanting to hone their craft.
On Thursdays, Open Access at Belconnen Youth Centre is open for Dungeons & Dragons, board games and study spaces for young people.
Open Access Fridays provide a safe place for young people aged 12-25 years to hang out, grab a bite to eat and chat with youth workers.
Bit Bent is an informal group where LGTBIQ young people come together in a safe and supported space.
A short term, goal focused program for at-risk or vulnerable young people with medium to high needs who would like help to reach their self-identified goals.
The Youth Employment Pathways Hub offers one-on-one, tailored employment support to young people aged 17-24 years living in or accessing the Belconnen area.
CRCS runs a School Holiday Program for young people each ACT Public School Break throughout the year at the Belconnen Youth Centre.
The Youth Engagement team facilitates a free Road Ready Course for young people aged 15-25 years who hold a current Centrelink Healthcare card and missed out on completing the course in high school.
The Youth Engagement team fosters close relationships with local public schools to best support young people.