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Young People

Logan City Council is committed to young people as they are the future of Logan and the leaders of today and tomorrow.

To ensure all young people are connected, empowered, engaged and included, Logan City Council works closely with the community and other levels of government to provide, promote and support activities, services, events and opportunities for all young people.

To find out more about these activities, services, events and opportunities, check out the information below.

KRANK School Holiday Program

KRANK is a school holiday program for young people in Logan aged 5-17 years that offers a variety of free and low cost activities. Activities include kayaking, bubble soccer, freestyle BMX coaching, dance and choreography, cooking, Polynesian sport and much more.

Find out more about the KRANK school holiday program, including activities near you.

Traineeships at Council

Logan City Council offers traineeships each year for a number of young people in Logan. These traineeships are entry-level roles and are perfect for those looking to kick start their careers after leaving school. Not only will you gain valuable skills and experience, upon completion of your traineeship you will also have completed a relevant qualification.

Find out more about Council's traineeship program.

Logan Libraries

Council's has nine libraries across Logan which all offer a range of awesome services and activities for young people including:

  • gaming
  • chess group
  • homework help
  • craft activities
  • reading hour
  • comics and manga fan club
  • Chill@Central
  • music jams, movies, and more!

For the full calendar of activities at Council's libraries and to find out how to be involved, visit the events calendar.

Community centres

The City of Logan has a vibrant network of neighbourhood and community centres, with each centre offering a variety of activities and services for young people. These centres also have spaces available for hire including function and meeting rooms, auditoriums or main halls and kitchen facilities.

Find our full list of community centres and download each centre's What's On Flyer to find activities and services near you.

Queensland Youth Strategy

The Queensland Government has recently released the Queensland Youth Strategy (QYS), and launched the Youth Engagement Hub (eHub). eHub is an online space where you can engage on the issues that affect you, and where the government can reach out and seek young people's ideas and opinions.

Queensland Government Youth page

The Queensland Government's Youth webpage also has lots of information, resources and links on topics including:

  • moving out of home
  • the Duke of Edinburgh
  • sexual health
  • bullying and staying safe
  • respectful relationship
  • education support plans
  • young people in care
  • young people experiencing domestic and family violence.

Queensland Youth Week 2018

Queensland Youth Week 2018 was held between Friday 6 April through to Sunday 15 April 2018. Just because Queensland Youth Week is over, doesn't mean there aren't some other awesome activities coming up this year.

Watch this space for more information about the Logan Youth Festival Event (LYFE).

To check out what other fun, free and low cost activities are happening across Logan check out the What's On calendar.

Support for young people

There are a lot of different organisations and services in Logan who offer support and information for young people on a range of topics including:

  • mental health
  • LGBTIQ
  • young people living with a disability
  • homelessness
  • young parents.

Find out more about how you can access these services.

Join a youth reference group

Want to connect with other young people and make a difference for young people in the City of Logan? There are lots of options for you to get involved.

Student Leadership Development Network

Do you want to connect with other young aspiring leaders in Logan and have the opportunity for your ideas and thoughts to be heard by Council?

The Student Leadership Development Network (SLDN) is a Council network initiative for high school students in the City of Logan and is driven and shaped by the participating high school students. This network develops leadership skills, provides an opportunity to meet other young aspiring leaders and connect with leaders in the community and with Council.

If you are interested in being a part of this network and attend a high school in Logan, please speak with your school about how you can get involved or call Council on 3412 3412 to find out if your school is already involved.

Queensland Youth Reference Group

A Queensland Youth Reference Group is being formed as part of the Queensland Youth Strategy. This group offers the opportunity for young people to have their say on government programs and services and to talk directly to government.

Applications and nominations are now closed, with all applications currently being considered. Watch this space to find out who your Queensland Youth Reference Group members will be.

R4Respect

#R4Respect is an education and prevention strategy led by young people to support young people in Logan to develop the values, knowledge, and skills they need for respectful relationships.

If you want to check out what #R4Respect are up to, or see how you can get involved, visit www.yfs.org.au/r4respect or check out their Facebook page.

headspace Meadowbrook Youth Reference Group

The headspace Meadowbrook Youth Reference Group is an exciting, welcoming and interactive forum where ideas can be shared and projects put into action.

If you are 12-25 and passionate about mental health, wellness and supporting young people in the community get in touch with headspace Meadowbrook or call on 3804 4200.

PCYC Youth Management Teams

PCYC Youth Management Teams (YMT) provide opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and abilities and build knowledge, experience and expertise in leadership. To get involved, contact your local PCYC.

MyQ Youth Council

The Multicultural Youth Queensland (MyQ) Youth Council provides a platform for advocacy, leadership, and change for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Queensland.

If you would like to get involved in MyQ's leadership, mentoring or capacity building initiatives contact the MyQ team.

Yarrabilba Youth Council

The Yarrabilba Youth Council is a newly formed voice for the young people in our community. Formed in November last year, our vision is to create a place for youth to contribute ideas and thoughts to the community, providing a place where young people feel free, safe and valued.

The Youth Council will also be bringing some pretty awesome events to the community so we encourage you to get in touch and get involved! If you'd like to join The Youth Council on this amazing adventure, or want to know more about what we do and upcoming events, please contact us at youth@yarrabilba.org.

Street Union

The Street Union is made up of existing Street University participants between the ages of 14-18 year olds. These young people take ownership over setting the culture at Street Uni as well as taking part in the general operations of the site.

For more information or to become involved in the Street University or Street Union, please contact the Street University on 1800 753 300.

Flagstone Youth Group

The Flagstone Youth Group is in the early stages of being established. The group is open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 25 in the Flagstone area. The purpose of the group is to provide the youth of Flagstone with a way to connect with other youth and the wider community and to include youth priorities and ideas in Flagstone's community program.

For more information or to become involved, please contact Jim Gleeson.

Beenleigh Yatala Junior Chamber of Commerce

The Junior Chamber provides an avenue for local students to interact within the business and broader community, enabling them to contribute meaningfully while earning valuable experience. The Junior Chamber meets monthly to hear a range of speakers and plan various events throughout the year.

To find out how you can become involved in the Junior Chamber call 3807 8077, live message through their Facebook page, or email.

Junior Quota

Do you want to make an impact through active involvement in your local community?

Junior Quota (JQ) is for high school aged students who want to volunteer their time to make a difference in the local community. The aims of JQ are to develop valuable life skills, give independence over JQ, its goals and outcomes and provide an avenue for youth helping youth.

For more information on how to become involved in JQ, visit their website, email or phone Heather Christensen on 3804 0488.

Logan Community Networks

For more details on these groups or other network groups in Logan, check out our Logan Community Networks (PDF 545 KB) list.

Tune Out to Tune In

How do you Tune Out to Tune In?

There are a lots of things you can do to take some time out and engage in mindfulness activities to improve your health and wellbeing.

Download the Tune Out to Tune In resources to find a range of community services, activities and supports where you can talk things through and find information to help. You can also download free apps listed in Find it on your Phone! and watch video clips and talks to learn more about mindfulness, leadership and much more.

An initiative of Logan City Council, the Tune Out to Tune In resources have been developed in partnership with local organisations to support healthy minds for young people in our community.

#tuneouttotunein - Supporting Healthy Minds for Young People.

Tune Out to Tune In resources

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