Calls to help shape Youth Space Latrobe

Young people from the Latrobe Valley are being encouraged to put their hand up to join the first Youth Governance Committee for Youth Space Latrobe.

The Committee will help set an agenda, drive change and give voice to priority issues for young people in the Latrobe Valley, forming part of the $4.3 million Youth Space Latrobe.

Work is currently underway to find a permanent home for the space, with a grand opening expected in the coming months.

In the meantime, the call is being made for 14 driven and passionate people aged 15 to 25 to become part of the Youth Governance Committee.

They will be supported by mentors and a part-time Youth Space staff member when needed.

Training will also be provided in areas like how a committee operates, budgeting and finance, communication and advocacy, presentation techniques and social media.

Committee members will be responsible for ensuring young people are engaged in the governance of the space and shape the types of programs and services to be delivered.

In July, the YMCA was appointed to run the centre, in partnership with another nine organisations: Berry Street, Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning and Employment Network, Scouts Victoria, Quantum Support Services, Latrobe Youth Choices, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, the Gathering Place, AGL Loy Yang and GippSport. 

Applications close 31 August 2018.

To register your interest in the Youth Governance Committee please email with your name, email and phone number and we’ll get back to you with details about the process.