Whether you’re wanting to get creative or to feel connected, Charlestown has a place that can offer free state of the art learning in a safe, inclusive environment.
Located at Charlestown Square, The Place with a tagline that reads ‘Meet. Connect. Belong. and Grow’, is offering two exceptional programs dedicated to empowering youth.
These initiatives not only nurture talent but also cultivate crucial life skills while providing opportunities for personal growth and friendship, entirely cost-free, generously supported by the NSW Government.
Designed for young men aged 12 to 16, the ‘Great Mates – Young Men Empowered’ program is offered in collaboration with Well Education.
This program spans eight weeks, with sessions scheduled every Thursday from 4 m to 6 m.
A diverse range of engaging activities, including thrilling reptile shows, nerf battles, and creative skateboard design is offered but beyond the fun and games, the program places a strong emphasis on holistic development, aiming to instil qualities like self-worth, resilience, confidence, and self-regulation, all while fostering meaningful friendships.
The next term is set to start on 12 October, and parents and guardians are encouraged to enrol their young men for this transformative experience.
Young artists aged 12 to 24 can participate in the ‘Made @ The Place’ – an art skills program that empowers local youth to learn, create, showcase, and even sell their creative works.
Spanning four weeks, this initiative goes beyond traditional art classes, serving as a platform for building friendships, boosting self-expression, and fostering a sense of belonging.
An exciting exhibition is planned for 7 December, providing a platform for family and friends to admire the impressive creations of these talented young artists.
Highlights have included portraiture, sustainability and recycling-themed sessions, and watercolours.
Participants not only make new friends but also experience a remarkable increase in their artistic confidence.
Budding young artists are encouraged to book early as this is a popular course.
Held on Wednesday evenings from 4pm – 6pm, the next four-week program will run from 18 October to 8 November.
For more information on programs visit theplacecharlestown.org.au
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