THIS week is Youth Work Week and City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams is encouraging young people to take advantage of the many services provided at Kwinana’s Zone Youth Space.
The world-class youth centre provides social, recreational and educational programs for young people.
The Zone has a stellar team of youth workers who are well known and respected by teenagers in the community.
The team offers free support services on a range of issues for 12 to 18-year-olds.
Young people are encouraged to connect via drop-ins, phone calls, emails or on Facebook.
The Zone also delivers the Leadership, Youth and Respect in Kwinana (LyriK) program and LyriK Awards, plus the ImpaKt leadership program, Youth Advisory Council and youth events including GDF-Suez Mitsui Freakfest.
“At the City of Kwinana, we’re fortunate enough to have this wonderful building that gives us the space needed to provide a selection of constructive programs to young people in the community,” Cr Adams said.
“We truly are blessed to have such a talented and engaging team of youth workers who really do love their jobs and offer great support and guidance to our young people.”
Youth engagement officer Arbie Pattiselanno was recently recognised as a certified practitioner of youth work by the Western Australian Association of Youth Work. “People often ask me how I do it and that I must really love my job,” he said.
“I can only reply that yes, you do this job, because it’s what you love.”