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Young people

To ensure all young people are connected, empowered, engaged and included, we provide, promote and support activities, services, events and opportunities.

We offer a range of projects, programs and other youth-related initiatives for young people aged 12-18 years old who are living, working or studying locally.

These programs provide opportunities for young people in Albury to gain valuable skills, contribute to their community, meet and work with other youth locally and of course, have fun!

Council works collaboratively with other councils and youth services to ensure maximum participation and to ensure provision of services are of a high quality and meet the needs of youth in Albury.

Ongoing youth services and programs include:

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    If you have a passion to do something in your community, and be a part of a group that wants to work together to make Albury a better place for young people to live, apply for our Youth Council.

    Our Youth Councillors are given many opportunities to improve their leadership skills, develop a greater understanding of the community and work together on projects. Importantly, they also act as a youth voice within AlburyCity.

    Who is eligible?

    Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 is eligible to apply.

    What do you do?

    As part of the Youth Council, you represent and advocate for young people in our community; build awareness and educate the wider community on youth related issues; and provide direction and make responsible decisions on behalf of young people and the wider community.

    What are the hours required?

    We require you to be available on Wednesday afternoons between 4:30pm – 6:00pm (not including NSW school holidays).

    There may also be other meetings and commitments as required.

    What are the objectives of the Youth Council?

    • Represent and raise the profile of the young people within the community.
    • Provide a recognised link between young people, the City of Albury and the general community.
    • Provide and receive information through networks with local high schools, TAFE, University and existing youth services.
    • Identify gaps within the system in relation to youth programs and fill them.
    • Foster understanding and promote Youth issues to both Local Government and the general community.
    • Assist the City of Albury Council in the formulation of policy on youth affairs.
    • Foster a sense of community and to advance the needs of young people in the Albury area.

    2020 Youth Councillors

    A new generation of young people is ready to take a lead, following the election of AlburyCity’s 2020-21 Youth Council.

    The Youth councillors will work to raise the profile of the city’s young people while tackling a range of issues such as mental health, bullying and drug and alcohol problems.

    The Youth Mayor is Eli Davern, and the Deputy Mayor is Jack Kelso

    The 2012-21 Youth Councillors are:

    • Eli Davern – 16
    • Jack Kelso – 14
    • Colbey Baines
    • Ellie Caite
    • Finlay Nyholm - 20
    • Brianna Emmett
    • Saugat
    • Jessica Kemp
    • Boh Milburn
    • Ryan White
    • Hazel McGrath
    • Miah Fitzpatrick
    • Isabella Towner
    • Zachary
  • When: Meets weekly on Thursdays at 4:00 pm
    Where: Retro Lane Cafe

    If you’re 14 to 24 and are interested in planning gigs, events and programs for young people, the Youth Management Committee is for you!

    The Youth Management Committee is responsible for:

    • planning the gig roster at Retro Lane Cafe
    • brainstorm ideas and help run holiday programs
    • address issues like youth mental health, unemployment, isolation and bullying
    • come up with ways for young people to feel like an important part of Albury’s culture

    The Retro Youth Management Committee is made up of young people, aged 14-24, who wish to have a say and get involved in what happens at Retro Lane Cafe and and it’s a great place to meet others in your age group looking to make a difference.

    For more information contact:

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone:  02 6023 8393

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    When: Mondays at 4:00 pm
    Where: Retro Lane Cafe

    Retrospective is a new online magazine project and will include articles, photography, film and music.

    If you’re 14 to 24 and interested in media and what’s going on for border youth, we want you! We’re planning a launch in the coming months so now is the time to get involved in the making of this huge project.

    For more information contact:

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone:  02 6023 8393

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    When: Meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons in NSW school terms
    Where: Retro Lane Cafe

    The Alphabet Crew is a social group for young people of all genders and sexualities. It’s a space where you can be yourself, meet people, and talk about the things that interest you. Friends and allies are welcome to attend with you.

    The Alphabet Crew’s motto is ‘we celebrate every letter’. So, whether you’re L, G, B, T, I, Q, + or an ally, we want you!

    Please contact Alana or Olivia if you wish to participate. The Alphabet Crew is a closed group to assist in maintaining a culture of trust and support for all participants.

    For more information contact:

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone:  02 6023 8392

    Gateway Health
    Phone: 02 6022 8828

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    When: Friday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Where: Retro Lane Cafe
    Ages: 15 – 21
    Bookings: Not required

    If you’re 15 to 21 and looking for work, you can come and chat to a youth employment specialist from the Personnel Group. Get the help and advice you need – for FREE!

    For more information contact:

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone:  02 6023 8392

    Personnel Group
    Phone: 02 6041 1577

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    The New Retro Connect Card 2021

    The Retro Connect Card was created to provide vital information for young people about local Youth Services, there is also an added bonus with local business offering a range of discounts for those who are members. You can pick-up your card at the Retro Lane Café and the Albury Library Museum.

    The Retro Connect Card is for young people aged 13-24. Discounts are not valid with any other offer and the card must be presented with purchase.

    Participating Businesses

    Blackline Music10% off store-wide
    Modern Boba 10% off store-wide
    Open Road Driving School$5 off every lesson
    Monumental Ice Creamery 5% off all scoops and drinks
    Retro Lane Youth Cafe 30% off food and drinks
    Timmy G's 10% off store-wide
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    When:Wednesdays 10.30am – 1.00pm in NSW school terms
    Where: Retro Lane Cafe

    Meet up with other parents aged 25 or younger. Bring your kids!

    Are you a parent aged 25 or younger? If so, come along and join us! It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and have some free fun with other young parents and their children, including amazing storytime reading for your child and lots of activities you can do. Coffee, tea and food are available from the Retro Lane Café.

    For more information contact:
    Gateway Health
    Phone: 0447 046 360

    Supported by Gateway Health.

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