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Youth services

Our Youth Services Team, Baseline for young people, offers a range of services to help local young people – aged 10 to 25 – actively participate in their community. Young people from all backgrounds and abilities are invited to take part and get involved in everything we do.

Baseline provides support to young people, youth groups, parents, and other agencies that work with young people. Young people can:

  • Contact our Youth Development Officers at EDGE
  • Attend youth events and programs
  • Like our Facebook Page
  • Follow us on Instagram.

Contact details:

EDGE Youth Services

Shop MM1, Westfield Plenty Valley
415 McDonalds Rd
Mill Park (Melway 183 B11)
P: 9404 8800
E: baseline@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Events

To get involved in local youth events and programs visit our Youth Events page.

Youth Mentoring Career Pathways Program

The Youth Mentoring Career Pathways (YMCP) program brokers relationships between marginalised young people and mentors within the local community.

Young people are carefully matched with a volunteer Mentor from a professional background. Mentors provide individual support and guidance with career pathway planning for up to nine months.

Mentors can assist with:

  • Resume writing
  • Looking for jobs
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Goal setting
  • Practicing English
  • Education and Career pathways
  • Expanding your networks

Workshops are a great way to expand your knowledge, connect with other young people

and mentors to learn new skills that support you personally and professionally.

We run workshops online and in person and cover a range of topics including:

  • Job readiness and preparing for work
  • Career and life coaching to reach your goals
  • Discovering your passion and purpose
  • Self-care for wellbeing and building resilience

Who can join?

To join the YMCP program you must:

  • be 16-24 years old
  • be connected to Whittlesea (live, study, socialise etc.)
  • be currently unemployed or under-employed

Youth Development Officers

Youth workers listen to and advocate for young people. They can offer information, resources and referral on issues affecting young people and their families, and also make links with schools, and plan community projects.

Whittlesea Youth Environment Action Group

Young people aged 12 to 18 with a passion for the environment are invited to join a local group of like-minded young people.

  • Get to know what other young people want to do & share you enviro-passions
  • Help design real community action & change

The Youth Environment Group runs each Friday afterschool, during school term at Edge Services for Young People at Westfield Plenty Valley.

To get involved, contact Baseline on 9404 8800 or email baseline@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

FReeZa events committee

We're looking for young people aged 12 to 20 who are interested in:

  • DJ workshops
  • Event management
  • Flyer design
  • Connecting with other like-minded young people
  • Delivering live music events
  • Training opportunities in lyric writing, event management and sound & lighting.

The committee will meet on Thursdays after school at Edge Services for Young People at Westfield Plenty Valley.

Contact us: 9404 8800 or email baseline@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Youth Plan

Our Youth Plan 2030+ is an action plan that guides how we will deliver services and programs for young people into the future.

Micro-credential in co-design: A project for neurodiverse young people in Whittlesea

What is the project?

This is a research project to support you as a neurodiverse young person to identify and build your skills and abilities to work with others, like working in a group or a team. This is Co-design.

Check out below for more information.