Queanbeyan Youth Centre
Restoring peace and safety in the youth of our community
How might we encourage and empower youth to say NO to influence good behaviour and engagement in day-to-day life?
Customer / Problem
Queanbeyan has a concerningly high incarceration rate among its youth, due to the overall lack of community engagement and opportunities available for young people to express themselves in a constructive way.
We aim to establish the Queanbeyan Youth Centre, a welcoming four storey facility kitted out with a huge range of activities and spaces available for young people to access for a small monthly fee. The centre would foster a stronger sense of community within our youth and connect them with the right people to support them when they are experiencing hardship. It would also provide a strong incentive to choose constructive activities as an alternative to staying out on the streets, which would restore a sense of confidence and safety in the Queanbeyan community.