Youth radio station calls for volunteers to hit airwaves
MOSSMAN Community Centre is calling for volunteers to help to establish a youth radio station in the region.
Douglas Shire Community Services will receive $231,027 over three years to help improve the lives of young locals from the State Government.
The funds will go towards youth development programs and facilities for local youths including the Time Out Youth Centre in Mossman.
“Our centre offers a broad range of cultural and recreational activities from cooking, crafts, youth library ,internet access, pool, basketball, TV and a drop in centre to chill out,” community development officer Robyn Hind said.
“We get an everage of 34 young people through our doors every afternoon.
“Our mission here at the centre is to identify needs, source funding and set up programs and services that provide young people with a sense of community belonging and provide opportunities to improve their quality of life.
“We have a music room here, with guitars and drums and are currently servicing all the music equipment.
“We also have a licensed radio station, all set up and license fees paid.
“We just need some passionate and inspriring people to volunteer to help us run it.
“It would be a great way to engage the youth and give them a voice.
“There are so many young talented people in the area, it would be great to help them realise their talents.”
Member for Cook Jason O’brien welcomed funding for the organisation to help vulnerable young locals take positive steps to improve their lives.
“All young Queenslanders have a bright future and this funding ensures those who are struggling get the support they need early,” Mr O’brien said.
“This funding will provide young people with activities and personal development opportunities, reducing the risk of anti-social behaviour.”
The youth centre on Mill St is open from Monday to Thursday from 10am-6 pm. All young people between the ages of 12-20 are welcome and on Wednesdays under 12s can also visit.
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