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Youth Programs

Buloke Shire Council youth programs are developed from the Victorian Governments Youth statement “Engage Involve Create”.

The youth programs are inclusive and engaging of all young people living in the Buloke Shire and are a youth led initiative focused program.

The Buloke Shire offers young people engagement pathways into personal skill development, leadership and mentoring through the following activities:  

The five (5) Local Youth Action Groups (in Birchip, Charlton, Donald, Wycheproof and Sea Lake)

The local youth action group profile includes all fundraising, coordinating FReeZA activities and developing pathways for young people in personal skill development. For local contact details and information call 1300 520 520.

FReeZA events

FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that funds local government youth initiatives, helps with establishing youth committees, and assists young people to become directly involved in organising and holding drug- and alcohol-free entertainment and cultural events. A FReeZA event is typically a live concert, dance party or similar.

Young people who participate on the FReeZA committee and as performers have a unique opportunity to develop valuable life skills through exposure to aspects of event and entertainment management and organisation. By staging events, our young people are making valuable contributions to their local community.

Buloke Youth Mentoring Activities

The Buloke Shire Council is in two (2) partnerships to deliver rural youth mentoring program for young people in Charlton, Donald and Wycheproof.  They are the L2P Drivers Learners Project and the MATES project in Wycheproof.