Children and youth Home / Services / Services for families / Family programs / Children and youth Page Content Dream Do DeliverWe are looking for young people who want to make a difference in their community. The City of Stirling, in partnership with Community Arts Network, is offering a free mentorship program to teach leadership and project management skills to young people aged 12-25yrs. Through a series of workshops, participants will develop skills in:Project coordination Filmmaking and photography Event and social media promotion Team building and community empowerment All participants will be given the opportunity to develop their own project proposals, with a pool of $5,000 funding available to turn the stronger ideas into reality.Applicants attended a workshop on the 6th May and later submitted their proposals. The two successful youth-led projects are a series of Street Art Workshops and a film and photography project to challenge gender-stereotypes. Stay tuned for further information about these projects.Early Years (0-8yrs)PlayConnect Playgroup - BalcattaPlayConnect is a weekly facilitated playgroup for families with children aged 0-6 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or communication and similar needs. Children do not need a diagnosis to participate and siblings are also welcome. An experienced playgroup facilitator leads the group with relevant play activities and current information. It's a great way for families to connect with others, share knowledge and ideas, and have fun! For more information, please contact 1800 171 882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org When: Fridays - during school term Time: 9.30am to 11.30am Where: Balcatta House 334 Albert St (Belton Place), Balcatta Middle Years (9-14)On The BusThe City of Stirling offer this exciting program run in the school holidays for 11-15 year olds. Young people can enjoy a range of excursions this July school break including a trip to Swan Valley Adventure Park, Laser Corps, bowling and a cinema outing.For a program and further information contact Children's Services on (08) 9205 8555 or email email@example.com Better Health ProgramAre you worried about your child's weight? Children aged 7-13 years old are eligible to take part in the Better Health Program. The program is a fun, interactive 10 week program to help families lead healthier and happier lives. The program aims to:Build confidence and boost self esteemGet fit playing fun games and activitiesMeet new friends and learn new healthy eating and goal setting skillsSet goals to reach and maintain a healthy weightTerm 1 commences 8 February 2018. To book a space phone 1300 822 953 or visit the websiteWhen: Thursdays 4.00pm - 6.00pmWhere: Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham Mirrabooka 38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka Cost: FreeMirrabooka Better Health Term 1 2018.pdfYoung People (15-24yrs)Multicultural Youth ServiceCity of Stirling in partnership with Youth Futures have established a Multicultural Youth Service at Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre. This service aims to: develop and implement youth-led activities and programs that meet the needs of newly arrived migrants to ease their settlement and build capacity. research and prepare information relating to issues, needs and trends in the community and work with community members to develop strategies to respond to these issues. deliver case management services for newly arrived youth experiencing issues that are hindering settlement. support CaLD groups to develop and implement programs that raise awareness and appreciation of CaLD communities and their culture.Groundswell YouthKeep an eye on the Groundswell Youth Facebook page to see what's happening for young people around the Scarborough. Groundswell Youth host an annual Surf and Skate festival as well as a few smaller scale activities and events throughout the year.BeatballBeatball takes place on the last Friday of the month. Young people can enjoy some friendly 3 on 3 basketball matches with the backing entertainment from a local DJ. Come along and enjoy the company, music, basketball and a free sausage sizzle. Junior comp (6-11 years) starts at 6pmSenior comp (12-17 years) starts at 7.45pmCost: Gold coin donationVenue: Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham, Mirrabooka. For more information call 9205 7321 ReachOut.comReachOut.com is Australia's leading online mental health service. It's the perfect place to start if you're not sure where to look for information on mental health issues for young people. It helps many young Australians with information, support and stories on everything from finding your motivation to getting through really tough times. The site includes factsheets, stories, feature stories, forums and videos. For more information view their interactive website.COPMI (children of parents with a mental illness) website for young peopleThe COPMI website has helpful information for children and teenagers who have a Mum or Dad with a mental illness. Find useful advice from other young people, how you can help your parent, plus fun video messages about what you need to know. Check out the COPMI website for more information. Stirling Players Youth (SPY) theatre groupsStirling Players Inc. is an amateur theatre group which has received wide acclaim for professional productions and commitment to the community in the City of Stirling. Stirling Players Youth (SPY) offers young people in and around the City a creative opportunity to learn about the different aspects of performance and production. Junior SPY is for 13 to 15 year olds and Senior SPY for 16 to 24 year olds. For more information on Stirling Players and SPY, or to sign up to their newsletter, go to the Stirling Players Inc. website.