On Wednesday 8 May the Canberra YMCA, in partnership with Anglicare, officially launched Youth Space. The initiative, based at Anglicare’s building at Scotts Crossing in Canberra, provides afternoon support for young people with activities like games, cooking and a safe place to meet with the YMCA team and receive additional support.
The launch event was attended by young people, staff, government ministers and other community representatives and included musical performances by young people. ACT Minister for Children, Youth and Families, Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA was the key speaker, with additional presentations from YMCA CEO, Torrien Lau and Anglicare CEO, Jeremy Halcrow.
“We’re delighted to see an effective partnership like this giving much needed support to young people in this community,” says Mr Halcrow.