Youth

The Go Goldfields Youth Services Alliance aim to improve long term outcomes for our young people, by ensuring that they know they are valued, respected and heard. We work across the youth sector with service providers, schools, government agencies, and community groups to attain this. Together, we strive to achieve our community-driven aspiration of; 

‘Our community celebrates our young people as they reach their full potential.’

Explore the linked activities initiated to achieve these priorities on our local impact initiatives page

DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION THE GO GOLDFIELD YOUTH VISION IN ACTION CHART HERE

IMPACT AREA OVERVIEW

Go Goldfields aims to improve long term outcomes for our youth, and works across the youth sector with service providers, education bodies, government agencies, and community groups to achieve this. We maintain dialogues with health and youth services, schools, businesses, and training providers to address gaps in youth health, wellbeing, and safety.  Go Goldfields works collaboratively to co-design solutions and build pathways for our young people. 

We work closely with community partners to involve young people in leadership and decision making to address barriers, to shape outcomes, and to provide positive experiences based on mutual respect.

The aspirational statement; ‘Our community celebrates our young people as they reach their full potential’ was formed as a result of community consultation, and Go Goldfields strives to make this a reality for the whole community.

OUR COMMUNITY-DRIVEN ASPIRATIONS

  • ‘Young people feel healthy, safe, valued, equal, connected and able to express their aspirations’;
  • ‘Young people have their health and wellbeing needs met in a timely way’, and 
  • ‘All young people are valued community members who are respected and respect others’.

OUR PRIORITIES

  • Increased opportunities for youth connectivity (education, school, work, and community)
  • The service system is designed to meet the needs of young people, including services alignment.

You can refer to this impact area’s VISION IN ACTION chart above to see how our aspirations inform our 12 month priorities. These priorities are assigned short and medium objectives by our various working groups. The working groups then set linked activities to achieve these objectives. All of this moves us closer to attaining the original community-driven aspirations that dive our work. None of this is possible without the voices of our community and the collective efforts of our collaborative partners.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

This group connects more than 20 health services, youth services, education and training providers and government agencies.  The group works hard to link with young people and the community, to create more opportunities for young people and to align the work of services across the sector. This action group collaborates on initiatives that improve youth outcomes and address gaps.

The Go Goldfields team creates key partnerships and collaborations across schools, health services, and the community to work together and achieve progress.  Key partnerships and collaborations have been formed with stakeholders and partners across the youth sector in Central Goldfields Shire.  

Go Goldfields builds partnerships to help coordinate interactions between health services, schools and young people in order to support them to link with the encouragement, assistance, and services they need.

Go Goldfields facilitates the Youth Services (YES) Alliance and the Youth Services Action Group.  This group is connecting Health services, youth services, government agencies and young people in order to overcome barriers and improve outcomes for youth.

OUR MEASURES

Go Goldfields strives to underpin our work with evaluation and strategic learning. We continue to collect data that directly informs our work, to track shifts and to better understand the outcomes of our impact work. This data also assists us to refine our objectives and linked activities.

RESOURCES

Youth and Children’s Services Directory for Central Goldfields (YACS)

www.yacs.org.au

OUR IMPACT WORK

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FAMILY VIOLENCE FORUM – 2017 & 2018
The Go Goldfields Family Violence Action Group - Service Development Working Group conducted a forum at the MDHS Wellness Centre
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BERRY STREET TRAINING – 2017 & 2018
Professional learning with the Berry Street Institute in April and June of 2018 provided 30 community members and professionals opportunity
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SHORT FLIX FILM PROJECT – 2018
The Short Flix Festival, funded and coordinated by Go Goldfields, was an intensive 4-month creative film making experience undertaken by
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