Investing in Brunswick’s children & youth

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Harvey Shire president Paul Gillett and Brunswick Community Resource Centre manager Jo Dalton discuss the youth program that will be continuing in Brunswick after another grant.
Camera IconHarvey Shire president Paul Gillett and Brunswick Community Resource Centre manager Jo Dalton discuss the youth program that will be continuing in Brunswick after another grant. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

Young people in Brunswick will continue to have a safe space to learn and grow thanks to the Harvey Shire Council’s fifth consecutive year of funding.

The Brunswick Community Resource Centre received $19,360 to run two youth programs.

The grant has to be used in the next 12 months and is intended to support the primary school program and high school drop in centre.

CRC manager Jo Dalton said she was happy to receive another round of funding.

“It keeps the youth off the streets and gives them a place to go,” she said.

“It also helps them build good behaviours and relationships outside of school.”

The primary program is a 40-week project which runs on Friday nights.

The late night program is aimed at teenagers and runs every alternate Friday. Dinner is also provided at the centre.

“The late nights are really great for the teenagers to ask questions about drugs and sex and other topics that may be considered taboo.

“It is extremely open and there is no judgment. Some of our older kids from the late night also help mentor the younger kids.”

Harvey shire president Paul Gillett said the programs were great for the community. “It’s a fantastic service for our youth and Jo does a fantastic job.”

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