Join the crew at the Alice Springs Youth Hub and connect with friends – and your community.
The Youth Hub is a youth-friendly space where a range of services and activities such as family support, advocacy programs, art workshops, and sports competitions for young people, are provided in a coordinated way.
The Alice Springs Youth Hub, which is located behind ANZAC oval and is accessed from Wills Terrace, is an initiative of the Alice Springs Youth Action Plan and provides:
- - A safe place for young people to meet, obtain information, learn new things and have fun.
- - An alternative education program for young people who have difficulty engaging in school.
- - A focal point for the coordination of youth services in Alice Springs (beyond the agencies/services
which are physically located at the Youth Hub) so fewer young people fall through the gaps in services.
- - Promotion and provision of opportunities for greater participation by young people in the
Alice Springs community.
- - Support for increased recreation options for young people in Alice Springs.
About the Alice Springs Youth Hub
Hours of Business – the Youth Hub front office / reception operates Mon-Fri between the hours of 8am to 4.21pm. Outside of these hours the doors to the reception area are locked, however tenants can access their offices at all times.
Smoke Free policy – The Department of Children Families (DCF) has a smoke free policy which means there is to be no smoking on Youth Hub grounds. This policy applies to all staff, clients and visitors to the site.
Youth Hub Services
Youth Hub Team
The Alice Springs Youth Hub team provide coordination and advice around youth service provision in the Alice Springs region and manages the Youth Hub site. The Youth Hub Team consists of the Youth Services Coordinator, the Youth Activities Coordinator, an Administration Officer and a Receptionist. The Reception position provides a service for all agencies located at the Hub.
Family Support Centre
The Family Support Centre provides advice, referral options and support options for parents, guardians, families and their children/Young people pursuant to part 6A of the Youth Justice Act. The Family Support Centre coordinates services from NT Government agencies and non government organisations in order to identify the most appropriate interventions and support programs for the families. These interventions are guided by entering into Family Responsibility Agreements and Family Responsibility Orders with the families and providing strength based case management. The case management process is a coordinated and collaborative approach to achieve the best possible outcome for the families and their young people. The Family Support Centre welcomes self referrals and referrals from government and non-government agencies.
Youth At Risk Team (YART)
The Youth At Risk Team provide case management to young people under guardianship of the CEO and limited family support to young people not under guardianship.
Youth Street Outreach Service (YSOS)
YSOS operates 7 nights a week (between the hours of 6pm – 3am) to assesse and evaluates young people who visit the CBD unaccompanied. YSOS works with young people to keep them safe, provides transport to a safe place and follows up with families and agencies if they identify that a young person is starting to act in unsafe ways.
They also operate a triage service which assesses the needs of young people who have been referred by NT Police and if needed places them in safe places or emergency accommodation.
Edmund Rice Youth+
The Edmund Rice Youth+ Program is part of Edmund Rice Education Australia’s national Youth+ initiative, responding to the needs of young people in our local community. The Youth+ Alice Springs program aims to build trusting relationships and educational pathways for young people of secondary school age who are currently disengaged from education and provide a socially inclusive, supportive educational environment for disengaged young people and their families.
The focus of the program is to respond to individual needs of young people, providing small group learning experiences, supporting social and emotional needs of young people as well as academic skills, and empowering young people to take personal responsibility for their actions and learning. The principles of Respect, Safe and Legal, Participation and Honest are used by young people and staff as a guide to encourage learning, build personal relationships and resolve conflict.
InCite Youth Arts Inc.
InCite Youth Arts delivers community arts and culture programs to young people in Alice Springs and surrounding remote communities. Professional artists are engaged to work with communities using art practices including dance, drama, film, music, visual arts in a way that not only promotes participation and provides opportunities for young people to express themselves creatively but also builds community capacity to express and celebrate cultural identity. Programs delivered by InCite include: visual arts, video, music and dance mentoring programs and workshops, performing arts workshops with Acacia Hill School and the wider disability community and in partnership with the Mt Theo Program, Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation, InCite delivers ‘Red Sand Culture, Music and Dance Mentoring’ and the ‘Southern Ngalia Women’s Dance Camp Project’
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The Youth Hub is a great place because...
“I like the Youth Hub because there is space to skate and learn to paint without getting hassled.”Storm Vincent
“Youth Hub is accessible and has friendly staff, which makes a relaxed environment.”Malcolm McDonald
“Youth Hub is supportive of the live music scene, that’s what I like about them”Jackson Smith
- Singer of Miazma
Youth Hub - Events
For a full screen view of the events calendar, please click here.