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  • Market for your Mind 2017 in review!

    18 October, 2017, By web team IN Market for your Mind

    Our biggest Market for your Mind yet kicked off on Monday the 16th of October! Check out our wrap up below...

    This year, 200+ people attended our Market for your Mind event - with a bunch of stalls and free food, it was an event not to be missed!

    With mental health month and upcoming HSC exams in mind, the event had a wide range of stalls to target stress reduction, and health and well-being...

    Headspace

    Delta Therapy Dogs

    Slack-lining

    Petals of Peace

    DAYS (Drug & Alcohol Youth Service)

    Mosman Youth

    FRESH Snacks

    Well Balanced Health Care

    Lost Bird Found

    Henna

    Collaborative Art

    Acoustic Corner

    Drumming

    Yoga

    With the event held on the eve of the first HSC exam for 2017, current year 12 students described the event as a "fabulous way for young people to wind down after exams".

    Youth Services provided young people with "Stress-Less Packs" which were filled with resources to help with self-care. Resources were donated by local mental health and youth services.

     

    Some of the quotes we got from young people on the day:

    "It's a really great way to de-stress after an intense few weeks of studying" (Anais, Year 12)

    "I loved the free stress-less packs and therapy dogs. So cool!" (Gideon, Year 10)

     

    Check out the gallery below of photos from our event!

     

     

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    Want to get the most out of your HSC or IB? Here’s why you need to put your wellbeing first!

    3 October, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Regardless of what you want to get out of school if you neglect your wellbeing then you are selling yourself short socially, emotionally and academically. Yes that’s right, not looking after yourself will ultimately cost you marks. The research is in and there is a clear association between student wellbeing and improved academic performance (Gilman & Huebner, 2006).

    To help you get the most out of school here are 5 reasons to take care of yourself in the HSC:

    1. Risk of mental health problems increase dramatically in year 11 & 12

    The HSC and the IB are hard! But lets look at what that actually means. Between 40-50% of year 11-12 students experience clinical levels of psychological distress, dramatically exceeding the normal levels (Einstein, Lovibond and Gaston 2000) and puts students at risk of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol dependence and sleep disorders. If risk factors are increasing then it’s only logical that you need to step up your protective factors and look after yourself.

    2. Your health will always catch up with you

    There’s an old saying; ‘Find humility before humility finds you.’ The same applies for good health habits. You have a choice to practice them now but later down the track you won’t. Learning self care during times of stress and change (such as the HSC or IB) won’t just help you get the most out of year 11-12, it will set you up to get the most out of life. Sure you may get away with pulling all nighters, eating garbage and isolating yourself to study in high school, but if it doesn’t catch you at uni then it will during work and the longer you wait to address your health, the worse the consequences.

    3. Bad health = bad marks

    Elevated stress is linked to decreased academic performance and low self esteem (Smith 2000). Enough said.

    4. Marks don’t predict happiness or success

    If you’re sinking all your eggs into the good mark basket you might want to look away now. The main predictor of wellbeing is good relationships. This includes friends, partners, family and the community (Chanfreau, Lloyd, Bryon, 2008). So if good relationships = good wellbeing and good wellbeing is correlated with academic success… I’ll let you all draw your own conclusions here.

    5. It’s a great time to be alive

    As cliché as it is you are only young once, early adulthood is a critical period to form relationships (did I mention these are what make you happy), take risks and learn. It’s OK to fail and make mistakes in high school, in fact it is essential and it is exactly the time you should be making them, when you have a safety net around you and your whole life ahead of you.

    Self care and a focus on wellbeing alone won’t get you through the HSC or IB but you aren’t going to have a good experience if you neglect it. All things in life require balance, and year 11-12 is a fantastic time to start figuring out what works for you and a focus on your wellbeing is the best starting point you can have.

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    About the Author: Andrew is a Youth Programs Officer at Mosman Council and has extensive experience in the private education sector and is an expert on study skills and wellbeing. 

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    References

    Chanfreau J, Lloyd Ch, Byron Ch, Roberts C, Craig R, De Feo D et al (2008) Predicting well-being. NatCen Social Research, London.

    Einstein, DA, Lovibond, PF and Gaston, JE 2000, ‘Relationship between perfectionism and emotional symptoms in an adolescent sample’, Australian Journal of Psychology, vol. 52, pp. 89–93.

    Gilman, R., & Huebner, E. S. (2006). Characteristics of adolescents who report very high life satisfaction. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 311–319.

    Smith, L and Sinclair, KE 2000, ‘Stress and learning in the Higher School Certificate’, Change: Transformations in Education, vol. 3, pp. 67–79.

     

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    NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards 2017

    25 September, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

     

     NOMINATE A LOCAL YOUNG ACHIEVER

     

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    Nominations for the NSW/ACT Young AchieverAwards are now open and we want Mosman young achievers to be recognised!

    Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

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    The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award

    First National Real Estate Leadership Award

    Freemasons of NSW/ACT Community Service Award

    Aboriginal Education Council Aboriginal Education Award  

    Worldwide Printing Solution Sports Award  

    Soroptimist International Women Creating Change Award

    WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award

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    The Awards will culminate with a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 20th April 2018 at the SMC Conference and Function Centre.

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    Recognise a young person now and make their day!

    Category winners will each receive $2,500 from Masonicare and a magnificent trophy. One of the category winners will be chosen as the NSW/ACT Young Achiever of the Year and will receive $5,000 from Masonicare and a State trophy.

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    To submit a nomination, simply go online to www.awardsaustralia.com/nswactyaa and click ‘Nominate Now.’

    Nominations close Friday 8th December 2017. For assistance please feel free to contact the Awards Office on 1300 735 445 or email nswyaa@awardsaustralia.com

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    Since the creation of the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Award in 2014, it has applauded the leadership, vision, excellence and commitment of young people, whilst highlighting their efforts and success. The purpose of the NSW/ACT Young Achiever awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age.

     

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    Girls Only Cook Off - A feast and a half!

    19 September, 2017, By web team IN Feature Articles

    On Friday the 15th September, Mosman Youth ran a Girls Only Cook Off with a great bunch of girls in centre - check out the photos  below!

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    12 girls came along to compete in three teams in our masterchef cook off!

    The lovely dietician Kiara Carmody came with all the groceries and set the challenge...Make bliss balls, baked fish, a pineapple salsa boat AND a seven layer dip in 1 hour. Everyone did a fantastic job and completed all the recipes in time and delivered an epic feast that we all enjoyed! During dinner, Kiara gave us some great tips on lifestyle balance whilst studying, including a few suggestions for great foods to eat to fuel your brain. Check out the great photos of all the delicious food we made - it did NOT dissapoint!

    A massive thankyou to Kiara for all the great tips and recipes (you can access her website HERE). Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for updates on upcoming Girls Only events - if you have any suggestions for Girls nights (Whatever it is, we'll try and make it happen!) please email us at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au

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    SPRING BREAK HOLIDAY PROGRAM

    6 September, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

     It's almost Spring Break Time! And our school holiday program is here to help you make the most of it! 

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    The Spring holidays are fast approaching and Mosman Youth have put together an awesome set of school holiday activities for you to get involved in over the break!

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    Speak Up For ReachOut Volunteer Program

    4 September, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Speak Up For ReachOut (SURFO) volunteer application

    You have the power to break down stigma surrounding mental health, raise awareness of the ReachOut service and support young people to be happy and well.

    This program will connect you with a group of committed and passionate volunteers and train you to Speak Up For ReachOut - sharing your personal stories of overcoming challenges and tough times with the help of ReachOut services, tools, apps or forums etc.

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    We will be looking out for people that meet the needs of the Speaker Program.
    This includes;
    · If you are between 18-22yrs
    · If you live in Sydney, Canberra or Brisbane
    · If you have used the ReachOut service before
    · If you are confident with public speaking
    · If you can attend our weekend training workshop.

    To become a SURFO volunteer there will be three rounds of application:
    Completing an application form
    A phone/in person/skype chat to get to know you a bit better
    Training - If your application is successful, ReachOut will invite you to complete an online introduction course and join them in Sydney on Oct 28th - 29th for a weekend training workshop.

    Applications: here

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    Groovin' The Mind Vol.2

    1 September, 2017, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Groovin' The Mind Vol. 2  supporting R U OK? Day!
    For just a gold coin donation you will get served up some fresh pizza and killer tunes. Feat. Little Coyote Garner Band Amish Tech Support Left Hand God Alleyways & Carla Gates

     

    Groovin' the Mind Vol. 2 is an upcoming youth-run event planned and created by Vocal Rewind!

    The purpose of the event is to raise awareness for Mental Health and support R U OK?.

    The event will see a killer line up of local bands and artists hitting the stage to deliver their fresh tunes to the people while raising awareness about mental health and asking R U OK?

    Punters will get served up some free pizza and have the chance to purchase fairy floss and slushies to raise extra funds for R U OK?. A night not to be missed!

    EVENT INFO:

    Venue: Mosman Youth Centre (30 The Crescent, Mosman)

    Date: Thursday, 14th September

    Time: 5.30-8.30PM

    Age 12-25

    Gold Coin Donation

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    Rice Paper Rolls

    31 August, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    The last recipe in our FRESH Snacks series is a Vietnamese favourite + super easy to make at home, check it out below!

     

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    Week Five

    ~Rice Paper Rolls~

    Rice Paper Rolls

    Rice paper rolls are a traditional Vietnamese entree that taste delicious with basically any fillings - vegetables, rice noodles, tofu, chicken prawns...even fruit!!

     

    Recipe

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 packet rice paper roll wrappers
    • 1/2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
    • 1 packet or 200 grams bean sprouts
    • 1 small carrot peeled and grated
    • 1 medium Lebanese cucumber, peeled to ribbons
    • 1 medium avocado, cut into strips
    • 1 packet rice vermicelli noodles
    • sauce for serving - sweet chilli, peanut satay - anything you like!

    METHOD:

    1. Cook your rice vermicelli noodles according to the packet instructions (usually by adding boiling water and letting them steam for 5 minutes).
    2. Chop all vegetables or fillings and keep aside.
    3. Pour warm water into a large bowl or container half full. Dip 1 rice paper wrapper in water until it becomes soft and malleable.
    4. Place dipped rice paper roll on to a plate and begin filling the rice paper roll.
    5. Roll the rice paper roll as per the diagram below.
    6. Serve with your favourite sauce and enjoy!

    How to roll your own rice paper rolls!

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    Our star volunteer Catalina making a perfect rice paper roll on her first time!

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    That's it from us for now - Mospress & F.R.E.S.H hope you have enjoyed this series of fun after-school recipes!

     

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    2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council

    31 August, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Are you looking for a way to have your say on important issues, something for the resume or just after some new experiences?

    If yes... Applications are now open to become a member of the NSW Youth Advisory Council.

    What is the NSW Youth Advisory Council?

    The NSW Youth Advisory Council is an advisory council set up by The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People and it plays an important role in guiding NSW Government youth affairs and raising the views of young people.

    The Council meets regularly throughout the year to discuss a range of relevant topics, as well as monitoring and evaluating youth-related policies and legislation which affect young people.

    The 12 Council members, aged between 12 and 24, come from all over the State and are broadly representative of the diversity of young people living in NSW.

    So what is involved? 

    - Advising the Minister and the Advocate on  planning, development,and implementation of government policies and programs for young people.

    - Consult with young people, community groups and government agencies

    - Monitor and evaluate legislation and government policies and programs concerning young people and recommend changes.

    - Conduct forums, approved by the Minister, on issues of interest to young people.

    -Collect, analyse and provide information on issues and policies concerning young people.

    Applications are open until September 30, 2017 for the 2018 NSW Youth Advisory Council,

    Applications at: https://goo.gl/nxZJXp

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    Fruity Pizza

    29 August, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    This week F.R.E.S.H prepared a fruity twist on the traditional pizza...Check it out below!

     

     

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    ~Fruity Pizza~

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    FRUIT PIZZA...this is the perfect afternoon snack/dessert that is so easy to prepare! It also allows for your own creative direction... add whatever fruit or toppings you desire! The origin of this delicacy is unknown, but it is speculated to have originated from California when a cook at a pizzeria accidentally added strawberries to a pizza!

    RECIPE

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 whole watermelon (will make approximately 4 bases)
    • Toppings! Pretty much whatever you want - choose your favourite fruit and toppings - here's a few suggestions below (by no means an exhaustive list...!).

    --> banana slices   --> strawberries       --> shredded coconut       --> kiwi fruit        --> maple syrup

    --> mint leaves      --> blueberries         --> cashews, almonds or walnuts                   --> cinnamon

    METHOD:

    1. Chop the whole watermelon into 2CM thick slices lengthways - it should look something like this...

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    2. Chop the slices into wedges like a pizza, keeping them in the same position as a full circle

    3. Add your favourite toppings and enjoy!

    Here's how our F.R.E.S.H. volunteers went with their own fruity pizzas...
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    Girls Only Cook Off!

    24 August, 2017, By web team IN Feature Articles

    If you are a high school student who is living, studying, working or spending time in Mosman, join us for an evening where you can learn and create delicious food that will fuel your brain!

    The night will kick off with a Masterchef- style cook off lead by dietician, Kiara Carmody. You can check out Kiara Carmody's website HERE.    While enjoying your delicious creations, Kiara will run a workshop on lifestyle balance whilst studying and dive into the best foods to fuel your brain!

    This event is FREE and for GIRLS ONLY!

    There are limited spots for this event - register NOW to secure your place at this fantastic event! 
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    Register here: bit.ly/girlsonlymosman

    If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, send us an email at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au and we'd be happy to accommodate them!

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    Broccoli Tater Tots

    18 August, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Week THREE of FRESH Snacks is something a little different, with a healthier take on a traditional bite-sized potato treat - tater tots!!

     

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    Week Three

    ~Broccoli Tater-Tots~

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    For Week three, F.R.E.S.H and Mospress proudly presents the Broccoli Tater Tots!!! these FRESHLY made Broccoli Tots are a healthy twist on the original fried potato version, with FRESH and green ingredients!!!
    RECIPE

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 cups of broccoli florets
    • 1 large egg
    • ¼ cup diced yellow onion OR 1/4 cup spring onion, diced
    • ⅓ cup cheddar cheese
    • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free, regular or panko will work!)
    • 2 tablespoons parsley ( or cilantro, rosemary, etc.)
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon pepper

    METHOD

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or line with parchment paper and set aside.

    2. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute, quickly removing after. Drain well.

    3. Chop broccoli finely and mix together the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs, and seasoning.

    4. Spoon around 1.5 tablespoons of mixture into your hands and gently press between your hands to form firm balls, then shape into a tater-tot shape. Now, Place on your prepared baking sheet.

    5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning the tater tots over half way. and turn them over.

    6. Serve with tomato sauce (or any sauce you desire!).

     

    Thanks for tuning in to this weeks FRESH Snack! See below for some action shots of our F.R.E.S.H volunteers making the tater-tots.

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    Pikelets

    15 August, 2017, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Week Two of FRESH Snacks brings you an easy recipe for delicious mini pancakes!

     

     

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    In week two, Mospress & F.R.E.S.H cooked up some bite-sized pikelets for after school snacks! These are so simple and quick to make, and taste great topped with any type of fruits and maple syrup! With the addition of a gluten and dairy free member this week, we made an alternate recipe that still tasted completely delicious without the milk and gluten! Read below for the recipes...

    RECIPE:

    INGREDIENTS

    • 3/4 cup milk (for dairy free: any plant based milk - we used soy!)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup self-raising flour (for gluten free: 1 cup gluten free self-raising flour)
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • Melted butter or oil to brush pan
    • Toppings of choice: we used sliced strawberries, bananas and blueberries with icing sugar dust and maple syrup!

     METHOD

    1. Whisk the milk and egg together in a bowl

    2. Sift the flour and sugar together into a bowl and add a pinch of salt.  Pour the egg and milk mixture together into the flour mixture.

    3. Mix well until combined.

    4. Heat up a non stick pan over media heat with a dash of oil or butter .

    5. Place tablespoons of batter onto the hot pan and flatten with a spatula

    6. Flip pikelets when bubbles start to burst on the top surface and they are golden brown.

    7. Serve with your favourite toppings of choice!

     

     

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    Working hard in the Mosman Youth Centre Kitchen to bring together our fantastic recipe!

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    Pizza Bites

    4 August, 2017, By web team IN Mospress

    Mospress & F.R.E.S.H worked together this week on bringing you their first FRESH snack for students!

     

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    ~Pizza Bites~

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    These bite-sized snacks are an ideal choice for parties, gatherings...even after school! Rather than using a traditional base for these treats, we opted for a quicker (and healthier!) version using vegetables as the base! They cook much faster and taste DELICIOUS!

    RECIPE

    Serves 6

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • 2 medium/large zucchinis
    • 6 Portobello mushrooms (stems removed) (washed and dried with a paper towel)
    • Salt & pepper
    • 1/3 cup of tomato pasta sauce
    • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (we used mozzarella)
    • 1/4 cup of pepperoni or salami bits (finely sliced)
    • 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

    Procedure

    1. Preheat oven to grill
    2. Wash the portobello mushrooms and arrange on a large baked sheet , stem-side up
    3. Wash the zucchinis, and cut into large chunks (1-2cm in width). Place these an another baking sheet at least 1cm apart from eachother.
    4. Add toppings to your mini bases - first starting with the tomato sauce, then add your desired amount of tomatoes, cheese and salami. Top with italian seasoning.
    5. Place the baking trays into the oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.
    6. Serve immediately and...enjoy!

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    We hope you enjoy these creative pizza recipes and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting recipes to come the next few weeks...

     

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    BANDS WANTED - Groovin' The Mind Vol. 2

    2 August, 2017, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Vocal Rewind are currently seeking registrations from BANDS to perform at their upcoming event - Groovin' the Mind!

    Band registration closes: Monday 28 August, 2017

     

    Groovin' the Mind Vol. 2 is an upcoming youth-run event planned and created by one of Mosman Youth's volunteer groups - Vocal Rewind!  The purpose of the event is to raise awareness for Mental Health and support the R U OK?. See below for information on the event and details for band registration!

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    EVENT INFO:

    Venue: Mosman Youth Centre (30 The Crescent, Mosman)

    Date: Thursday, 14th September

    Time: 6-8.30PM

    Age 12-25

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    ~~~~BAND REGISTRATION~~~~

    For more information on performing* and to REGISTER your band for Groovin' the Mind:

    EMAIL: Youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au

    *Please note that bands will be paid a performance fee for this event

    If you have not performed at a Mosman Youth event before (i.e. your band may not be known to us), please submit to us a link to your music (youtube, soundcloud, etc) so that our Vocal Rewind members can select bands for the event. If you are known to us, please specify in your contact the last event you performed at and the name of your band and members.

    Thanks & we look forward to hearing from you! This is a really good opportunity to play for a large crowd at a youth event with supportive volunteers and staff!

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    This event is funded by the Music NSW Indent Development Grant and organised by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

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    Partner & Sponsor Call-Out

    2 August, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Mosman Youth Services will be hosting a market style community youth event in early October 2016 as part of Mental Health Month. The event will feature a variety of workshops, stalls, live music and free food! This event is part of Festival of Mosman 2017, which is an initiative of Mosman Council.

    As part of this event we are looking for different organisations to provide stalls and/or recreational activities that relate to well-being, mental health and being outdoors. If this is something your organisation would be interested in being involved in or if you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 9978 4013 or email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au. Expressions of interest close September 1, 2017.

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    Monday October 16, 3:30-6pm

    Mosman Village Green

    Free Event

    For Young People 12-24 years old

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    Mospress & F.R.E.S.H NEW project coming soon...

    1 August, 2017, By web team IN Snacks for Students

    For Term 3, 2017 - Mospress and F.R.E.S.H, Mosman Youth's volunteering groups, will be working together to bring some new life and content to one of our pages on the Mosman Youth website....

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    Each new week will see FRESH content uploaded to the 'FRESH Snacks' section under the MY News tab! The unique skills from F.R.E.S.H members will be brought together with the media campaigners of Mospress to create some exciting content for our website, featuring healthy snacks to excite your taste buds!

    Keep your eyes peeled this week for the new recipes...

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    Mosman Youth Consultation Survey - Win a $100 Gift Voucher!

    7 July, 2017, By web team IN Feature Articles

    If you are 12-25 years old and live, work, or hang out in Mosman it's time to have your say!

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    24/7 Youth Film Festival

    21 June, 2017, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival

    The 24/7 Youth Film Festival is now in full swing! Now in its 16th year, 24/7 Youth Film Festival is an annual event where young film-makers from the Northern Beaches and Mosman have the chance to create their own short film. 

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    Winter Holiday Program Info

    13 June, 2017, By web team IN Mycentre

    Winter is coming! Are you ready?

    Join us as we take on the winter holidays and create memories with friends! Check out the full program below and be a part of a fantastic holiday program with fun excursions and exciting activities!

    Celebrate the season with some ice skating and create tasty memories with a master chef competition! Get your creativity on with street art workshops and Minute 2 Win it competitions. Channel your inner Sherlock by teaming up with friends and finding your way out of an escape room! Then make your way to the top of the trees at the eco-adventure rope park and don’t miss out on rock climbing and indoor trampoline parks. Be the first to see the new Spiderman movie, and take part in the classics, like laser tag, bowling and Luna Park.

    You won't want to miss out on this winter program, it's all about having non-stop fun!

    Bookings are now open with limited spaces available. For Students year 6-9. Download the Booking Form HERE

    Scan and send your completed booking form to youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au 

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    Week 1

    MONDAY 03 July -  Rock Climbing & Pizza

    Flex those muscles and get your adrenaline pumping with epic 8.5m walls & overhangs, you will love every minute of this rock climbing challenge! Then join us for pizza and games at the Youth Centre! Wear sneakers, comfy clothes and remember your water bottle.

    TUESDAY 04 July - Tree Top Rope Adventure

    Challenge yourself on spectacular courses at Trees Adventure - swing, leap, climb and fly high up among the treetops! This is an outdoor all weather activity so please dress accordingly, wear closed toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Lunch is not included.

    WEDNESDAY 05 July - Street Art and Burgers

    Tap into your creative side and make your own rules when it comes to art. Be guided by unique techniques and bring your imagination to life. While your artwork is on display we will be enjoying burgers and games at the Youth Centre. Please bring your water bottle with you.

    THURSDAY 06 July - Flip Out & Quesadillas

    Join us and we promise to have you bouncing off the walls - literally! With big foam pits and trampolines you can bounce, roll, and tumble your way into non-stop fun. For lunch you’ll flip out over some amazing quesadillas! Please wear stretchy clothes and socks, and remember your water bottle.

    FRIDAY 07 July - Spiderman & Teppanyaki 

    Get your spidey senses tingling as you marvel at the big screen on opening day! But the fun doesn’t end there, see how you match against Spiderman reflexes as Teppanyaki chefs flip and prepare the food right before your eyes! Please wear closed toe shoes and bring your water bottle on the day.

    Week 2

    MONDAY 10 July - Laser Tag and Bowling

    Get pumped as you and your squad shoot your way through enemy lines at Laser Tag! Then wind down as we play bowling and enjoy burgers or hot dogs for lunch. Wear sneakers, comfy clothes and remember your water bottle.

    TUESDAY 11 July - Escape Room

    Escape boredom and try your luck at escaping a puzzle locked room! You and your team have 60 minutes to find the clues that solve the hidden mystery! Wear comfy clothes and shoes, and remember your water bottle. Lunch is not included.

    WEDNESDAY 12 July - Minute 2 Win it & Master Chef

    Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate Mastermind? Compete in Minute 2 Win it games and enjoy your 3 course Master Chef creation for lunch! This isn’t just for bragging rights, you will receive awesome prizes too! Wear sneakers, comfy clothes and remember your water bottle.

    THURSDAY 13 July - Ice Skating & Burritos  

    Enjoy a glimpse into a winter wonderland as you glide along Bondi Beach! With a view of the beach we will warm up with Brr-itos for lunch. The cold never bothered us anyway! Please wear comfy clothing, socks, and don’t forget to bring your water bottle.

    FRIDAY 14 July - Luna Park & Fairy Floss

    With an unlimited pass to one of Australia's most beloved amusement parks, you can take a ride on the scenic Ferris Wheel, the thrilling Wild Mouse roller coaster, or perhaps the adventurous slides in Coney Island. We will be providing lunch and completing the Luna Park experience with Fairy Floss! Wear enclosed shoes and remember to bring along your water bottle.

     

    This program operates from 8:30 am-5:00 pm at a cost of $80.00 per day. Parents are required to sign their child in and out of this program or alternatively to provide permission for their child to sign themselves in and out. Enrollments for this program are essential and places are limited so apply promptly. If you have any questions about School Holiday Programs at the Mosman Youth Centre please contact the Youth Services team on 9978 4013 or at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

     

     

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    Reduce Single Use - View Finders Short Film

    25 May, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

     

    Australians are the second biggest producers of waste per person in the world. Half of plastic produced globally is utilized for products that are designed for single use. When you think about this, this is an immense amount of waste going into our landfill and destroying our environment. We as individuals have the power to change this just by making a few simple lifestyle adjustments. The View Finders team look at everyday action you can implement to change your impact on the environment. We have made a short film to illustrate how simple these changes can be. Remember, the consequences of your actions outlast your lifetime.
    Scene 1 (keepcup):
    In this scene we juxtaposed the benefits associated with using ‘keepcups’ to the ramifications resulting from using ordinary, everyday, cups. Although these single-use containers appear to be made of just harmless paper, this isn’t the case. They contain a plastic lining that means they can’t be recycled, and once they’re in landfill, they never break down.

    Buying one coffee cup each day creates an estimated 10 kg of waste over the course of a year. And this is just for one person, so overall the total amount of waste Australia produces through coffee cups is enormous, with 500 billion disposable cups produced yearly, 90% of which end up in the landfill. Reusable cups provide a sustainable alternative, and have already diverted 3.5 billion cups from landfill. The inconvenience of bringing a keepcup out with you is tiny when compared to sheer amounts of waste that would be prevented as a result. All it takes is a change in lifestyle, and although it seems small, it all adds up, impacting our environment for the better.

    Scene 2 (plastic bags):

    Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year - that's over 10 million new bags every day. On a larger scale, this means that every person is using 730 plastic bags every year. But there’s a really simple action that every one of us can incorporate into our lifestyles, and that is using recyclable bags when we go shopping. It is such an easy thing to do, yet we haven’t committed to change. A recyclable bag costs approximately $1, and can be used for years. It’s important that we start using them, and that we encourage our friends and family to do the same.

    NSW is yet to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags, along with Victoria and WA. Sign the Clean Up Australia Day petition to pledge your support to #banthebag

    Scene 3 (pizza box):

    Pizza boxes are always a source of controversy when it comes to recycling. They’re covered in food, so they should go in the bin. They’re made of paper, so they should be recycled. People are under the misconception that pizza boxes in their entirety can or can’t be recycled, when in fact only the clean, grease-free parts of the cardboard box can be recycled (usually the lid). The oil on the rest contaminates the recycling process, so it can’t be recycled with clean paper. The simple answer is to tear the box in half; the oily part on the bottom goes into the bin, and the clean part on the top goes into paper recycling.

    Scene 5 (plastic water bottles)
    Plastic drink bottles pose a great threat to our environment and marine life, with vast amounts of waste going into landfill and ending up in the oceans. This result in the endangering and harming of marine life, while subsequently polluting our oceans and forming collection of discarded plastic that combine to form ‘plastic islands’, as exhibited in the image below. Additionally, the production of these single use plastic bottles generates greenhouse gases that pollute our atmosphere and heighten the effects of the already detrimental climate change. A simple solution to preventing these ramifications is by utilizing reusable drink bottles, meaning for a small cost you can make a significant impact.

    To conclude, the View Finders team would like to stress the importance of utilizing reusable products in our everyday lives. Our video sought to show how simple it is for you to have a significant impact on your community. Remember, the consequences of your actions outlast your lifetime.

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    Youth Jam Night

    17 May, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Musicians and bands are welcome to join us for the first in a series of jam nights. Come and share new music, network with other musicians and enjoy some free PIZZA!

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    Spirited Away- Pedal Powered Outdoor Cinema

    4 May, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

     

    Come along and enjoy a free screening of this animated classic under the stars and even hop on a bike to help power the screen!

    The Mosman Youth volunteer group View Finders are hosting the event as a sustainability initiative to raise awareness in the local community about our impact on the environment. Along with the pedal powered projector, the group have put together their very own trailer to encourage young people to think about their everyday impact on the environment.

    Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase and people are encouraged to bring along a picnic, blankets and pillows to settle in for the night!

    WHEN

    Friday 19 May 2017

    5.30pm – 8.30pm

    WHERE

    Mosman Square & Village Green  *Now Moved to Art Gallery Grand Hall*

     

     

    Spit Junction

    MORE INFO

    Facebook Event

    Email: youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au or Phone: 9978 4013

    For more information about the View Finders team visit mosmanyouth.com.au/viewfinders

     

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    Mospress reminisces Vocal Rewind's last event

    26 April, 2017, By web team IN Mospress

    BY MOSPRESS

    It was heated, you could taste the salinity in the air from previous performances, the battle of the bands just got intense, as each band and their supporters were waiting for the winners to be announced.

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    F.R.E.S.H. Thrives in the Community

    27 March, 2017, By web team IN Feature Articles

    F.R.E.S.H. (formerly NEST) - Mosman Youth's volunteering program that focuses on activities around healthy eating and nutrition - have ended term 2 by running two workshops for the children that attend Mosman Before and After School Care at the Mosman Drill Hall.

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    Shoreshocked 2017

    16 March, 2017, By web team IN MYnews

    Shoreshocked 2017 is just around the corner and it has a line-up you do not want to miss.

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    Battle of the Bands - Lineup Announced!

    24 February, 2017, By web team IN MYcommunity

    The Battle of the Bands lineup is finally here and it is PACKED with local favourites!
    Keep Friday the 3rd of March FREE for this FREE event!!
    With delicious pizza, a photobooth and incredible music from some seriously talented young people...what's not to love?!

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    Volunteer Applications Now Open for Term 1 2017

    4 January, 2017, By web team IN Mycentre

    Our youth volunteering programs are a great way for young people aged 14 – 21 to get involved in the community, develop new skills and hang out with a cool group of people! Many students use the program to contribute to their Duke of Edinburgh Award, Service Learning in the Community or CAS service commitment with weekly meetings being held at the Youth Centre. Volunteering programs run in roughly ten week cycles, commencing at the beginning of each school term. Each program requires at least twelve hours commitment from participants.

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    Summer 2017 School Holiday Info

    2 December, 2016, By web team IN Mycentre

    Mosman Youth Services will once again invite young people to come along and join us for an awesome school holiday this summer. What better way to spend the summer break that visit Sydney's most inspiring landmarks and participate in its most exciting activities.

    Our action packed holiday program is about challenging young people to move out of their comfort zone and fulfill their sense of adventure while providing a place to make friends and have fun before school begins. Bookings NOW open.

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    WEEK 1

    Monday 16 Jan: Surf Lesson & Fish 'n' Chips

    Get amped and ride the waves with a surf lesson at Long Reef with Manly Surf School. Learn ocean safety and etiquette, as well as wave position, paddling and control. Surf boards, wet suits and rash vest provided. Bring your swimsuit and towel. Lunch provided.

    Destination: Long Reef Beach

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    Tuesday 17 Jan: Go Kart

    Drift tight bends and accelerate long straights lanes as we experience the thrill and excitement of go karting at Spitfire Indoor Go Karts. All participants must be at least 12 years old, 140cm tall and have fully enclosed footwear. Bring your own lunch and water bottle.

    Destination: Concord West

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    Wednesday 18  Jan: Games and Sports Day & Pizza

    Get ready for an ultra-competitive day…well not exactly. We'll actually be hosting some fun games and play sports for an awesome day at Clifton Gardens. We'll be ordering pizza to have by the beach 🙂 Enclosed shoes are a must along with a drink bottle and hat. Lunch provided.

    Destination: Clifton Gardens

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    Thursday 19 Jan: Laser Skirmish, Bowling & Dumplings

    Strap on your gear and get ready for 2 exhilarating rounds of laser skirmish at Strike Chatswood, on an awesome state of the art laser tag arena. We'll also be playing a game of bowling before heading out to Din Tai Fung for some freshly steamed dumplings. Enclosed shoes and comfy clothing are a must along with a drink bottle. Light lunch provided.

    Destination: Chatswood

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    Friday 20 Jan: Wild Flight & Baguettes

    Enjoy the amazing aerial view of Sydney Zoo; gliding past the kangaroos and other native wildlife. We'll then head to darling quarter and have baguettes for lunch. All participants must be at least 130cm tall and spaces for under 13 years old are limited. Enclosed shoes are a must along with a drink bottle and hat. Lunch provided.

    Destination: Darling Harbour

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    But wait, there's more...

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    WEEK 2

    Monday 23 Jan: Sailing & Fish 'n' Chips

    Jump on board and set sail along the beautiful coast of Balmoral. We'll cover rigging and setup as well as water basics. For lunch, we'll have some delicious fish and chips. Bring your swimsuit and towel. Lunch provided.

    Destination: Balmoral Beach,

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    Tuesday 24 Jan: Circus Workshop

    Challenge yourself and discover your potential with a jam packed circus excitement including circus skills and high flying trapeze. Comfy clothing and enclosed shoes are essential. Bring your own lunch and water bottle.

    Destination: Sydney Olympic Park

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    Wednesday 25 Jan: Yoga & lunch at Indulgent Sage

    Practice your asana and discover your inner shanti with a fantastic yoga class at North Sydney Yoga. We'll then head to the very popular Indulgent Sage for some healthy lunch. Comfy clothing and enclosed shoes along with a water bottle are essential. Lunch provided.

    Destination: McMahons Point

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    Thursday 26 Jan:  Public Holiday

    Our service will be closed for Australia Day, but we'll see you the following day. Enjoy your day with the family!

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    Friday 27 Jan: Jet Boating & Burgers

    Experience the thrills of jet boating, maneuvering through Darling Harbour with Oz Jet's famous Red Shark boat. Afterwards, we'll have burgers at the famous Burgers and Ribs at The Rocks. Bring spare clothes and a towel in case you get wet! Lunch provided.

    Destination: Circular Quay

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    Bookings NOW Open.

    Limited spaces available. For students year 6 to 9.

    Click here for a booking form

     

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    Girls Only Nights are back!

    28 November, 2016, By web team IN Girls' Night In

    We're holding a Girls Only 'night in' to celebrate the start of the silly season and wrap up another fantastic school year.

    A completely free evening with yummy food and fun games to make you giggle on a Friday night. Think minute to win it competitions with prizes and more 🙂

    When? Friday 2 December 6pm-8pm at Mosman Youth Centre. Save the date and keep an eye out on our fb and insta pages for more details!

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    Spotlight on

    28 November, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

     

    After a bit of a break, Mospress brings you their final spotlight with the second YPO at Mosman Youth - Alex. Have a read and find out what she's all about 🙂

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    Social Inclusion Week

    22 November, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    BY KENT 

    What does it truly mean to be social?

    Well, it is certainly different from person to person. But however you may feel about it, you must admit that everyone needs a little bit of it to stay healthy. We’re only human after all.
    However, the sad fact is that many people, not just in Australia, but all around the world suffer from a plethora of different illnesses and disabilities which can seriously affect mental health in an individual and thus the amount of time they may spend with others.

    Social Inclusion Week is a wonderful and welcoming program that will be held in many places across Australia and whose sole aim is to bring people together. It is directly aimed at disadvantaged Australians who are in some way experiencing isolation, whether it be from different forms of mental illnesses like social anxiety or unemployment, etc. Their arms are open to anyone interested in coming along and participating.

    Social Inclusion Week runs from the 19th to the 27th of November.

    Dr Jonathon Welch is the man who originally conceived the idea of a Social Inclusion Week for Australians. His main goal is to raise awareness about the isolation that many people go through on a daily basis.

    Participation in events linked to the week is highly encouraged among young people, as isolation can have the greatest effects on people from 12 to 25 years old. Even though this age group is experiencing a higher trend, this is something that truly affects EVERYONE, so we encourage you all to attend and support this cause. You can do so by visiting the Social Inclusion Week website and finding an event that may interest you in your area. There is an abundance of different themes and activities that these gatherings will be based around, so there’s bound to be something that will make you want to participate 🙂

    Click here to check out the website and find out more!

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    24/7 Wrap Up

    22 November, 2016, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival

    Saw us posting frantically about 24/7 Film Fest this spring but not sure what the hype was all about? Have a read about what went on, and don't miss out next year!

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    Bands Wanted for Upcoming Music Event

    2 November, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Are you in band? Because we’re looking for bands. And if you’re in a band, you can register your band to our  upcoming event :) More info coming soon… but expect the event to be free for the most part.

    To register email us on youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

    EVENT INFO
    Venue: Mosman Youth Centre
    Date: Friday 25th November
    Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
    FREE Entry
    Age: 12-25

    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

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    Spotlight On

    28 October, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    Mospress is back in action for Term 4, and has kicked off their first week with another Mosman Youth interview

     SPOTLIGHT ON Ellen, interviewed by Portia

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    What is your spirit animal?

    The animal I most connect with is a koala.

    What is your favourite food?

    Falafel! I love falafel...

    What did you want to be when you were younger?

    Ummm…. I wanted to be a comedian I think (laughs)

    What is your favourite breakfast cereal?

    Nutrigrain. But I ate it too much, so now I don’t like it as much anymore.

    How old are you?

    22

    Have you ever been pulled over by a cop?              

    I personally haven't, but I've been in the car as a passenger when the driver got pulled over.

    Why do you like working with young people?

    Because it’s fun, and different. I don't know (laughs). Mainly because it’s fun.

    What is your favourite genre of music?

    Alternative or rock.

    What school did you go to/where are you from?

    I went  St Mary’s in Manly, and St Luke's for a year. Then we moved to Melbourne and I went to High School there.

    What do you do when you work? What’s your favourite part?

    Talk to young people. Play games with young people. I run the NEST volunteer group that's all about nutritional education and cooking. I also work on our school holiday program excursions which I really like.

    Where’s your favourite place in the world?

    Canmore in Canada

     

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    Spotlight On

    20 September, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    This week Mospress talked to our second YDO who was in a very chatty mood. Find out everything you've ever wanted to know below!

    SPOTLIGHT ON Matt, interviewed by Portia

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    Market For Your Mind 2016

    19 September, 2016, By web team IN Beat the Blues

    October is Mental Health Month! Join Mosman Youth Services and Mosman Library at the first ever Market For Your Mind to help raise awareness for youth mental health in Mosman. The market will feature stalls from special guests including headspace and info on how to manage study stress, anxiety, and promote the link between being outdoors and mental wellbeing.

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    Spotlight On

    13 September, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    For our third week of ‘Spotlight On’ Mospress is bringing you the all you need to know on one of the casuals who can be found either serving up your Monday Munchies or playing smash bros, and is secretly a killer at table tennis. Have a read and find out a little bit more about him!

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    View Finders brings you some info on e-waste leading up council's recycling event

    9 September, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY SARAH

    E-Waste: What You Need to Know

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    Spotlight On

    6 September, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    For our second week of 'Spotlight On' Mospress is bringing you a quick heart-to-heart with a YPO often fondly referred to as 'My Jeroma'. Have a read and find out all you've ever wanted to know below 🙂

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    Spotlight On

    29 August, 2016, By web team IN Drop In

    Ever wonder what the Mosman Youth staff are like? Well, Mospress Youth Media Campaigners are giving you the chance to find out, and get to know them...they are pretty awesome in case you didn't realise! We will be doing a spotlight on a different staff member at the Youth Center each week.

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    MosPress Spring Issue 2016

    25 August, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    Mospress Spring issue is here!

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    A reflection of View Finders' recent beach clean up

    24 August, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY JESSI

    On the 10th of August several members of our View Finders volunteer group went down to Clifton Gardens reserve for a beach clean up. We were joined by Julia Montgomery, Mosman Council's Environmental Sustainability Officer. She provided special waste bags for us to use as well as a proper sharps disposal in case we came across any syringes, which we did not.

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    Vocal Rewind presents Breakout Concert

    18 August, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Vocal Rewind is proud to announce the first ever, Breakout Concert, featuring the best up and coming bands in the local area of Mosman. After the very competitive audition in August, it is very clear that Mosman hosts some of the most talented young people looking for their opportunity to break out and become the next "Nirvana" or 'Silver Chair". This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

    Headliner Jester Co headliner Skitz

    Supporting bands: Ramen / Black Iguana / The Buscemis / Spilt Milk / Brimz / Black and Blues Brothers / Pyrocyde / Frisson

    Friday 16th September @ Grand Hall, Mosman Art Gallery / 5.00pm - 8.00pm

    FREE Entry & Pizza

    Age: 12-25

    For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.mosmanyouth.com.au/vocalrewind or phone 9978 4213.

     

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    Wear It Purple Party

    11 August, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    WEAR IT PURPLE is a dance party put on through a collaboration between Mosman, Willoughby, North Sydney, Lane Cove and North Sydney Youth Services as well as headspace to celebrate acceptance, support and pride for LGBT+ youth!

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    View Finders get inspired by a visit from Tim Silverwood

    5 August, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY CAITLIN

    On August 3rd  View Finders had a visit from Tim Silverwood who came to speak about his experience with 'Take3' and his direct efforts to help conserve our oceans and marine life.

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    24/7 Launch Night 2016

    29 July, 2016, By web team IN 24/7 Film Festival


    It's that time of year once again, we're super pumped to be bringing you 24/7 Youth Film Fest in partnership with the Northern Beaches Council.

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    Real Choices Real Men Video

    26 July, 2016, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Watch this video to hear boys from Parramatta schools talk about the challenges of being seen as a 'real man' and how they want to redefine what this means in this day and age. 

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    Celebrating Youth Volunteers

    13 July, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    BY MOSPRESS

    Last month Mosman Youth held their annual youth Volunteer Recognition Ceremony for past and present youth volunteers.

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    Mosman Waste Management Survey

    27 May, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    On Wednesday the 18th of May, the View Finders team set out to discover just how much waste is really lying around in Mosman.

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    Determined to get a part time or casual job at a cafe?

    6 May, 2016, By web team IN Barista Training

    Mosman Youth Services will once again take a group of young people determined to develop their practical work skills, over to CBD College to complete and attain a certificate as a barista. Completing a barista course is a great way for a young person to enter the job market with a nationally recognized certificate. In this 3 hour course,  you will learn how to identify all the key variables that go into making espresso-based coffee and the steps with putting all of those variables together at speed to make excellent finished coffees.

    Course details

    Date:  Wednesday 15th June
    Location: CBD College
    Address: 10/428 George Street, Sydney
    Time: 4.30 – 7.30pm (Meeting at the Mosman Youth Centre at 3.30pm)
    Duration: 3 hour course
    Who: Students from Year 9-12

    For more information contact Jerome on 9978 4213 or email j.valencia@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

    Click here to express your interest.

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    Backyard Vibes: National Youth Week Celebrated in Style

    22 April, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    BY MOSPRESS

    On the 1st of April (yes April Fools), a Friday evening, Backyard Vibes organised by Vocal rewind took place at the Mosman Village Green next to the Youth Centre from 5pm-8pm.

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    Radio Workshops - get practical and theoretical experience in radio

    4 April, 2016, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Interested in radio producing, announcing, interviewing and programming? Want to know what goes on behind the scenes in a radio station?  Then this opportunity is for you...

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    Autumn 2016 School Holiday Info

    18 March, 2016, By web team IN Mycentre

    Autumn is so much cooler than summer!

    The school holiday is approaching so brace yourself, as Mosman Council Youth Services once again organised an epic set of activities for this year's Autumn School Holiday Program. While we're bringing back some of your favourite activities, we also made room for fresh ideas too.

    Our first week of adventure will include a visit to the beautiful scenery at the Narrabeen Lakes, Clifton Gardens and Taronga Zoo, participating in Kayaking, Wild Ropes and a Sport Day. We’ll also be heading out to Darling Harbour to experience the exhilarating Jet Boating doing spins, slides, power-break stops and fish-tails.We'll be visiting Skyzone; home of over 100 interconnected trampolines where you can literally bounce of the walls to practice your tricks. Oh and by the way, we’ll be having fish ‘n’ chips, burgers, pizza and pancakes too.. yum!

    The second week only gets better as we visit the very exciting Attractivity Entertainment where you have unlimited games of Dodgem Cars, BowlingLaser Tag amongst other fun games! We'll also be returning to IMAX to experience the largest screen in the world, as well as the amazing 9D Cinema in Darling Harbour. We'll be participating in a Stand Up Paddle Boarding session at Balmoral and a couple of games of Laser Tag before finishing the week with Karaoke at Strike Chatswood. As for the munchies, well... how's fish 'n' chips, tacos, burgers and dumplings sound?

    Activities are sure to fill up fast so book in early to secure a spot!

    Bookings open Moday 21 March 2016. Limited spaces available. For students year 6 to 9. Click here for a booking form

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    Week 1

    Kayaking and Fish and Chips

    Enjoy the stunning scenery at Narrabeen Lakes as we go on a Kayaking adventure with Pro Kayaks. For lunch, we'll grab fish n chips. Swimmers, towel, hat & water bottle are all essential for the day. Lunch provided.

    Skyzone

    Hold on tight as we defy gravity with a visit to Skyzone in Alexandria. This indoor trampoline park hosts more than 100 interconnected trampolines, letting you practices your tricks while literally bouncing off the walls. Please wear enclosed shoes and comfy clothes. Please note that this activity will only go ahead with a minimum of 10 bookings.

    Sport Day at Clifton Gardens

    Step out and enjoy the outdoors to compete in Tug of War, Invasion games and many more, for a day Clifton Gardens. Afterwards we'll head back to the youth centre and have pizza for lunch. Enclosed shoes are a must along with a drink bottle and hat. Lunch provided.

    Jet Boating and Pancakes on the Rocks

    Experience the thrills as we head to Darling Harbour and hop onto a jet boat. Warning, this is not for the feint hearted. Afterwards, let's sit down for a nice lunch at the Pancakes on the Rocks. Bring a change of clothes as you will get soaked. Lunch provided.

     Wild Ropes and Burgers

    Challenge yourself on the Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo as we complete two new exciting courses, inviting you to a unique view of Sydney Harbour and the Australian outdoors. Afterwards, we'll celebrate your achievement with some juicy burgers at the Youth Centre. Please wear enclosed shoes and comfy clothes

    Week 2

    Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Fish and Chips

    Show your skills participating in the fastest growing sport in the world, Paddle Boarding. We'll head to Balmoral for a session before spending the afternoon at the beach with some fish and chips for lunch. Swimmers, towel, hat & water bottle are all essential for the day. Lunch provided.

    Attractivity Entertainment

    Back by popular demand, this indoor entertainment centre in Alexandria offers unlimited games including laser tag, dodgem cars, shooting gallery and a whole lot more all in one place!  Please wear enclosed shoes, comfy clothes and bring water bottle and lunch.

    9D Cinema and Tacos in Chinatown

    We know what you're thinking; how many more dimensions can there actually be? Plus eating tacos in Chinatown? Yes it may not make a lot of sense, but believe us; it's going to be an awesome day! Please wear your hats, enclosed shoes and comfy clothing. Lunch provided.

    IMAX and Grill'd Burgers

    Join us in watching one of the most anticipated movies coming out this upcoming school holidays, Zootopia. Then for lunch, enjoy your favourite burger at Grill'd in Darling Harbour. Please wear enclosed shoes and comfy clothing. Lunch Provided.

     Laser Tag and Karaoke with Dumplings

    Enjoy two exciting games of Laser Tag as we visit Strike in Chatswood to finish off the school holiday program. Then unleash your hidden talent for some karaoke before heading to Din Tai Fung for some fresh dumplings. Please wear enclosed shoes, bring a water bottle and lunch.

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    Celebrate National Youth Week with some "Backyard Vibes"

    9 March, 2016, By web team IN MYnews

    Vocal Rewind is back and moving to the backyard to celebrate this year’s National Youth Week. Backyard Vibes is an outdoor acoustic night held at the Mosman Village Green next to the Youth Centre on Friday 1st of April, from 5pm-8pm. Come make some memories with our photo booth, while jamming to the bands from Mosman High, Wenona, Redlands and Queenwood who are eager to share their latest sets with the local youth. Don't forget to drop by to have some fun and eat our FREE food!

      Email youth@mosmanyouth.nsw.gov.au with a link to your video or song,  if you would like an opportunity to perform at this event.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Friday 1 April

    5pm - 8pm

    Mosman Village Green

    12 - 25 years

    FREE food / entrance

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    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/mosmanyouth  or phone 9978 4013.

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    Calling for Content!

    19 February, 2016, By web team IN Mospress

    BY MOSPRESS

    Are you a writer, poet, artist, or photographer? We are providing you the chance to have your work featured in a brand new youth publication.

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    Mospress News Issue 1 2015

    16 December, 2015, By web team IN Mospress

    BY MOSPRESS

    The Mospress team is proud to present its first official youth news publication!

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    Procrastination: With You or Against You?

    11 December, 2015, By web team IN Mospress

    BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS

    Procrastination plagues pretty much everyone, and though it is fundamentally counterproductive, for some people it’s just how they work. The trick is figuring out what makes you most productive, and not stressing if it’s unconventional.

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    Battle of the Bands registration NOW OPEN

    28 October, 2015, By web team IN Mycentre

    Vocal Rewind is proud to open the registration for the upcoming "Battle of the Bands". This will be a great way to showcase your band and win this year's title. There will be prizes to be won, including a private meeting with a publicist. Last year, we witnessed Mosman High's, Jester, take the title. This year, who will it be??

    If you are interested in this opportunity and are in a group of more than one person, send in a 30 second video or MP3 file demonstrating your abilities.  Alternatively you can upload it onto YouTube and email us the link to the video or just send us a link to your track.

    They can be original songs or covers. You will be expected to perform at least one song on the day. Entries must be received by Sunday 22nd of November, and no later.

    Email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au

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    ABOUT BATTLE OF THE BANDS

    Vocal Rewind presents the annual, “Battle of the Bands”. This is a great way to get your band out there and it’s an experience never to forget!!! Not only is it for bands; it’s also for the fans! Come along and support bands from your local community, eat some food, drink some drink and dance to your next fave band! The winner will be determined by a panel of judges who are fellow musicians and have experience in live performances. Oh and by the way, the event is freeeeeeeeeeeee!! Email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au to register your band.

     

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    Mental Health Month: what is it?

    16 October, 2015, By web team IN Mospress

    BY MOSPRESS

    What is Mental Health Month?

    Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which happens each year on October 10

    "We develop early intervention and health promotion initiatives which increase community awareness of mental illness and improve mental, social and emotional wellbeing for all." (http://www.mentalhealth.asn.au/programs/mental-health-month-nsw)

    This Year's Message

    The theme of 2015's mental health month is Value Your Mind!

    The main message of this campaign is to encourage all individuals to think about how mental health exists in their daily life & promote the need for all individuals to make mental health a priority in their daily lives. When we make our mental health a priority, we are practicing self- care which is an important part of our daily living to ensure the maintenance of a balanced wellbeing.

    Each year for Mental Health Month NSW, the Mental Health Association NSW (MHA NSW) develops an evidence based theme for the campaign and produces artwork for the theme which is printed onto free posters and postcards to be used at events.

    Check out these tips to de-stress!

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    Keen to be more employable?

    14 October, 2015, By web team IN Barista Training

    Looking for a casual or part time job is challenging, especially if you have not yet developed the experience or attained the credentials for your resume. Each year, Mosman Youth Services offer a nationally accredited barista course to help local young people develop practical skills and attain a nationally recognized certificate to help them in the job market.

    Learn from world class baristas as you discover how to froth milk, create the perfect espresso and make all the different type of coffees you would buy in a cafe. You’ll also get the chance to learn what goes into cleaning and maintaining coffee machines and pick up many other helpful tips along the way.

    Course details:

    Date:  Wednesday 18th November
    Location: CBD College
    Address: 10/428 George Street, Sydney
    Time: 3.30 – 8.30pm (meeting and finishing at the Mosman Youth Centre)
    Duration: 3 hour course
    Who: Students from Year 9-12

    For more information contact Jerome on 9978 4213 or email j.valencia@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

    Click here to express your interest.

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    Stop the Supply Campaign

    13 October, 2015, By web team IN Feature Articles

    'Here's your drink it cost me $1,100' is just one of the key messages being used across the North Shore to encourage people to take a stand against the supply of alcohol to minors. 

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    Capturing Your Gratitude

    18 September, 2015, By web team IN Mospress

    BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS

    World Gratitude Day commences on September 21, so as part of the 30 Days of Capturing Gratitude initiative, MosPress will be posting to Instagram daily photos of gratitude and hosting a competition: the best #capturingMYgratitude Instagram post within the 30 days will receive a gift voucher worth $50!

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    Talk and Chalk: Connecting Mosman

    11 September, 2015, By web team IN Feature Articles

    BY BEL 

    Often there’s a disconnection between people of different generations, so the Mosman Youth Forum set about changing that at the 2015 Festival of Mosman.

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    Use Your Moscard, Win Prizes

    10 September, 2015, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Take a photo using your Moscard and go in the draw to win a prize.

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    Groovin’ the Mind: Raising Awareness

    8 September, 2015, By web team IN Mospress

    BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS

    Mosman youth volunteer group Vocal Rewind recently hosted a free live music night, with the goal of promoting mental health awareness.

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    Sexploitation of Young People

    4 September, 2015, By web team IN Mospress

    BY BEL SANTO || MOSPRESS

    The media is constantly bombarding young people with unrealistic, unattainable images of the ideal body, the ideal lifestyle; and it’s taking its toll.

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    Spring School Holiday Program Info

    31 August, 2015, By web team IN MYnews

    The excitement for Spring has sprung!

    With the cold chills and shivering days coming to an end, the delight of sunny warm days has inevitably reached us. Welcome family and friends to the 2015 Spring School Holiday Program.

    We'll be starting the program with a visit to Balmoral Sailing Club to take part in a session of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Over the course of the week, we will also be riding horses, taking a closer look at iconic landmarks from the centrepoint tower, having a bbq and watching the upcoming movie "Pan", starring Australia's own Hugh Jackman.

    During the second week, young people will experience the thrills of Luna Park, a game of outdoor laser tag, archery, hip hop dance and eat tepanyaki for lunch. Oh, and by the way, we're bringing back bubble soccer! So be sure to book early to secure a spot.

    Booking opens Monday 31 August. Limited spaces available. For students from year 6-9. Click here for a booking form.

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    Week 1

    Monday 21 September - Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Fish n Chips

    Winter is behind us so we will be starting this holiday program off with some fresh air, sunshine and stand up paddle boarding at Balmoral! We’ll grab some fish n chips once we’ve built up an appetite from all the boarding. Who can last the longest without falling off? Swimmers, towel, jumper, hat & water bottle are all essential for today. Lunch provided.

    Tuesday 22 September - Horse Riding

    Set in the tranquil landscape of Gledswood Hills, we will escape the city for a scenic trail ride at the Sydney Horse Riding Centre. We’ll follow the scenic trail with a group of experienced guides and enjoy the fresh country air. Enclosed shoes are a must.

    Wednesday 23 September - Sparrow Sports Competition & BBQ

    Tug of war, sack races, scoop ball, invasion games and more! All matter of fun will be had today as the energetic team from Sparrow Sports come on board to run sports and games competitions at the youth centre. We’ll also cook up a storm on the BBQ for lunch. Please wear enclosed shoes. Lunch provided.

    Thursday 25 September - Movie “Pan” & Popcorn

    Today we will be heading into town to watch the brand new spin on Peter Pan and Captain Cook: Pan. This fantasy adventure film takes a new look at the famous fairy tale, giving a new perspective on the story with more action and even more adventure! Popcorn and drink included.

    Friday 26 September - Sydney Tower Eye & Los Vida (Mexican)

    With 360° views of the city, Sydney’s tallest free standing structure is an awesome spot to relax and take in the sights. Once we’ve explored the skylines, we’ll head down to Los Vida for a delicious Mexican burrito. Lunch provided

    Week 2

    Monday 28 September - Luna Park

    With an unlimited pass, you can try out all the fun rides as many times as you want! Ride the Ferris wheel and experience Sydney from the clouds, zoom along in the Wild Mouse roller coaster, explore the wonders of Coney Island, or just enjoy the festive environment - there’s something for everyone today! Please wear enclosed shoes and comfy clothes.

    Tuesday 29 September - Archery and Outdoor Laser Tag

    Here’s something we haven’t done before: Archery! We’ll head out to Sydney Olympic Park’s archery centre and test our aim with some professional direction from the skilled archers. To top it off, we’re also going to be testing our skills with a game of laser tag! Please wear enclosed shoes.

    Wednesday 30 September - Dance Class & Teppanyaki

    We’re heading to Dance 102 studios in St Leonards for a hip hop dance session to learn some new moves and a new routine! After some moovin’ n groovin’ we’ll head to Teppanyaki and enjoy the chef’s spectacular performance. Please wear comfy clothes. Lunch provided.

    Thursday 1 October - Bowling & Karaoke

    What a great combo! Strike Bowling Chatswood has heaps of activities for us to enjoy so let’s take advantage of our favourites. Let your competitive streaks show with a couple of games of bowling, then belt out a couple of your favourites at karaoke!

    Friday 2 October - Bubble Soccer

    This was by far the most popular activity of the last holiday program so we’re bringing it back. Hop in a bubble suit and bounce to your heart's content – oh and hopefully play a bit of soccer while you’re at it..! Then we'll be having chicken burgers for lunch, so don’t miss out this time as spaces are limited.  Enclosed shoes are a must. Lunch provided.

    Follow this link to access the program brochure and booking form Spring Program Booking Form . Bookings will be accepted from Monday 31 August.*

    *This program operates from 8am-6pm at a cost of $75.00 per day. Parents are required to sign their child in and out of this program or alternatively to provide permission for their child to sign themselves in and out. Enrollments for this program are essential and places are limited so apply promptly. If you have any questions about School Holiday Programs at the Mosman Youth Centre please contact the Youth Services team on 9978 4013 or at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

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    Melinda Tankard Reist talking on media and body image pressure

    6 August, 2015, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Want to know how you can build resilience against negative messages in media? Think there is a lot of pressure out there to look or act a certain way?  Then we have the speaker for you...

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    Vocal Rewind presents 'Groovin' The Mind"

    17 July, 2015, By web team IN Mycentre

    Fresh from their successful outdoor acoustic night event, Fall Festival, Vocal Rewind is proud to present, 'Groovin The Mind', a live music concert featuring some of Mosman's most talented up and coming performers. The event will be held at the Grand Hall at the Mosman Art Gallery, to help raise awareness of mental health and its impact on young people. Support local talent and the cause on this fun night with live music, giveaways, photobooth and off course FREE food.

    Details

    Groovin' The Mind

    Friday 21 August

    5-7.30pm

    Grand Hall, Mosman Art Gallery (Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road, Mosman NSW 2088)

    FREE event

    12-25 years

     

    This event is organized by the Mosman Youth Volunteering group, Vocal Rewind, with support from Music NSW. This is a drug and alcohol free event. For more information please visit www.mosmanyouth.com.au or www.facebook.com/mosmanyouth  or phone 9978 4013.

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    About Vocal Rewind

    Vocal Rewind is a group of passionate young people who organise live music gigs in Mosman for high-school students. Getting involved with Vocal Rewind means you will have the opportunity to run a gig including booking the headliners & local support acts. As a Vocal Rewind volunteer, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and develop practical music event management skills like bookings, production and marketing continue reading...

     

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    Get Creative for Youth

    4 June, 2015, By web team IN MYnews

    BY NICKY

    Like music? Like art? Then come join us at the Silver Linings Art Auction taking place during the interval of the 2015 Music Showcase concert on the 16th of June.

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    Winter School Holiday program info

    4 June, 2015, By web team IN Mycentre

    Be part of the most exciting lineup of school holiday activities this winter.

    Winter is here! What better way to spend the cold holidays than riding Segway,watching a 3D movie in IMAX, jumping inside a giant bubble to play soccer and doing laser skirmish. We'll also be having lunch at the Pancakes on the Rocks, have Yum Cha for brunch and Pizza in the afternoon. And that's only the first week!

    How can it get any better on the second week? We'll start off with a visit to the 9D Cinemas, learn the moves of the streets with a hip hop dance class, win the sports competition, do ice skating while enjoying Grill'd burgers at Darling Harbour and enjoy Tepanyaki. Ohh and did we mention going on a scenic horse riding tour!?

    Booking opens Tuesday 9th June. Limited spaces available. For students from year 6-9. 

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    Week 1

    Monday 29 June - IMAX & Pancakes on the Rocks

    Join the school holiday crew as we venture into the city to be encapsulated by the biggest screen in the world – IMAX! We’ll be watching the new Disney Pixar animation Inside Out in 3D before heading over to Pancakes on the Rocks for some delicious pancakes. If you’re looking for a great day out in the city then this activity is for you! Lunch Provided.

    Tuesday 30 June - Segway Tour at Armoury Park

    Segwaying is the newest way to get around in our tech savvy world so we’ve decided to get some practice on our very own Segways. We’ll be taught how to manoeuvre them in a training session by some professional Segwayers, and then cruise around Sydney Olympic Park! Come along to be the first to experience this awesome form of transportation! Please wear enclosed shoes.

    Wednesday 1 July - Yum Cha & Soccer at Tumbalong Park

    Want to experience the hustle and bustle of a genuine Chinese Yum Cha restaurant? Well then this activity is for you! We’ll head into the city to Sydney’s famous Yum Cha Marigold. Once we’ve satiated our appetites with some oriental delights, we’ll stroll over to Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour for a game of soccer. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Lunch provided.

    Thursday 2 July - Bubble Soccer & Pizza

    Bubble soccer is the newest craze to hit the sports fields of Sydney! It involves getting in a giant inflated suit (which protects you from falling over), and attempting to play soccer, while bouncing around and crashing into one another! Sounds fun huh? Once we’re all bubbled out we’ll enjoy some pizza back at the centre. Please wear comfortable clothes & runners. Lunch Provided.

    Friday 3 July - Laser Skirmish & Karaoke

    Today we will be heading over to Chatswood Strike to play some Laser Skirmish and try out their Karaoke. We’ll start off with a couple of games of Laser Skirmish to get our hearts pumping, then hit up the Karaoke room and sing along some of our favourite hits! There’s something for everyone today so join in the fun!

     

    Week 2

    Monday 6 July - 9D Cinema & Grill’d Healthy Burgers

    If 3D cinema is not exciting enough for you and you’re after an even more thrilling experience then come along for the 9D experience. Feel the seat below you move like a roller coaster, the dramatic real life effects take your breath away, and watch the screen as it jumps out at you. We’ll then have time to chat about the experience after over a delicious burger at Grill’d. Lunch Provided.

    Tuesday 7 July - Horse Riding

    Want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a scenic horse ride in the great outdoors? The school holiday crew will be taking the council bus to Gledswood Hills to ride some beautiful horses through their scenic trail ride. This one’s sure to be a hit so make sure you book in early! Please wear enclosed shoes.

    Wednesday 8 July - Dance Class & Tepanyaki

    Want to learn some new moves to show off at your next disco or party? Then come along today as we’re taught hip hop and contemporary dance from the best in a professional dance studio.  After our session we’ll head to Neutral Bay for some culinary entertainment at Tepanyaki as the chef shows off some of their skills right before our eyes! Lunch provided.

    Thursday 9 July - Sports Competition & Pizza

    Today we’re going back to basics at the youth centre with a sports competition and pizza – what more could you ask for! We’ll let our competitive sides out as we compete for the title of Mosman Champion, and then enjoy some delicious pizza once we’re tired out. Let the games begin! Lunch Provided.

    Friday 10 July - Ice Skating & Chocolate Mousse

    Winter has struck the city and we’re going to get into the spirit of the season by hitting the Macquarie Ice Rink. We’ll enjoy zooming around the huge rink then head back to the centre for a cooking session to make some tasty chocolate mousse. If you’re a seasoned skater, or even a first time learner, we’d love to have you along! Please wear warm clothing.

     

    Follow this link to access the program brochure and booking form Winter Program Booking Form . Bookings will be accepted from Tuesday 9 of June*

    *This program operates from 8am-6pm at a cost of $75.00 per day. Parents are required to sign their child in and out of this program or alternatively to provide permission for their child to sign themselves in and out. Enrollments for this program are essential and places are limited so apply promptly. If you have any questions about School Holiday Programs at the Mosman Youth Centre please contact the Youth Services team on 9978 4013 or at youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

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    Watch the Fall Festival highlight video

    14 May, 2015, By web team IN Mycentre

    To celebrate National Youth Week, Vocal Rewind organised, "Fall Festival" an outdoor acoustic night held at the Mosman Village Green. The event featured local talents such as, the Silver Hunters, Harmony Lovegrove, Scout Silbersher, Morag Anderson and DJ Equator. Be sure to check out the video and share!

     

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    Looking for a casual or part time employment?

    4 May, 2015, By web team IN Barista Training

    After the very success of the barista training course held last December, Mosman Youth Services is excited to offer another nationally accredited course to help you with future part time or casual employment.

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    Shorefest this Saturday

    15 April, 2015, By web team IN Feature Articles

    Shorefest is back to showcase some of the best Australia has to offer in Hardcore, Metalcore, Punk, Pop Punk, Metal, Rock, and Progressive Rock during National Youth Week.
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    Youth in Action - Global Youth Service Day

    15 April, 2015, By web team IN Feature Articles

    BY SAM

    If a culture of achievement and global engagement is what ends up defining Gen Y, then I think we’ve done a pretty good job.

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    Creating a Smoothie from our Garden - it was 'mint' to be

    13 March, 2015, By web team IN MYnews

    BY VIEW FINDERS 

    We’ve put together a recipe for a home-grown, local-based, nutritional meal for you to try yourselves!

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    There is no such thing as the Dog Poo Fairy!

    27 February, 2015, By web team IN Feature Articles

    BY JASPER

    Has anyone ever counted pieces of dog poo? These guys have & then ran the dog poo fairy campaign! Read on as Jasper tells us all about them...

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    23 February, 2015, By web team IN MYnews

    BY NICKY

    February is the month of Valentines! It's not about loving someone romantically, it's about opening your heart and letting it fill up with the love that surrounds us. 

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    6 tips for dealing with unwanted social media engagement.

    12 December, 2014, By web team IN Hot topics

    Maybe you have experienced this before or perhaps you think it won't ever happen to you. The fact is, online bullying, or just plain old unwanted attention on social media is prevalent among young people these days. But how would you actually deal with it if you or a friend was facing such a thing? Should you act? What course of action is best? We asked 6 young people from Mosman how they would deal with this if it happened to them.

    Here's what they had to say:

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    How to procastinate for at least 38 hrs (the tale of an HSC student)

    4 December, 2014, By web team IN MYnews

    Dear Kartik, how many hours of your HSC do you think you actually spent studying?

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    27 November, 2014, By web team IN MYnews

    Interested in a challenging new leadership opportunity? Perhaps you should check this out!

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    Live music in Mosman this Friday! (28th Nov)

    26 November, 2014, By web team IN MYnews

    This Friday, 28th November some of Mosman's best emerging bands will go in to battle at the Mosman Youth Centre.

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    6 strategies to help you recover from a bad mark

    26 November, 2014, By web team IN Hot topics

    How do you recover from a bad grade? A question that many of you will have faced, possibly even quite recently due to end of year exams! We asked 6 young people from Mosman how they deal with this (sometimes confronting) dilemma that everyone faces at least once in their life.

    Here's what they had to say:

    Age: 16

    It’s one thing to receive a bad mark when you simply haven’t studied enough - you sit there as the teacher hands the papers back, either grinning from ear to ear or dreading the inevitable depending on what type of person you are - but to have the culmination of weeks or months of late nights, determination and stress be treated with such disdain as to award you less than a great mark: the injustice! Fortunately, it’s not the end of the world. A bit of you-time never hurt anyone, so don’t be afraid to whip out some ice cream and crappy T.V. But don’t wallow too much in your sadness - in the long run, it’s important to remember that the exams you do at school (or indeed university) don’t define you as a person, and certainly don’t necessarily reflect your intelligence or positive personal attributes! The formulaic exams that they serve up in high school can’t test your creativity in any meaningful way, your quality of character or so many facets of intelligence that are applicable in real-life situations.

    Age: 17

    Of course, I am usually quite upset at first. I’m someone who takes these things to heart, but it’s important to acknowledge the fact that sometimes our marks aren’t a good reflection of our efforts. I put it aside for at least a day and then I go and approach my teacher to find out why I received the mark that I did, and how I could improve on it in the future. Sometimes, with tasks like essays, I like to re-do the essay and hand it in to be re-marked. Even though the mark won’t go towards my report, I feel like I have actively worked to improve the quality of my work. Regarding exam or test results, I am usually more accepting of my mark because I adopt the approach that ‘it was the best I could do in the specified time limit.’

    Age: 19

    It may take a while but the first step is always realising that it’s not the end of the world. Everyone has been there before and there’s no need to despair. Next I find that you’re due a little bit of down time, relax and just let your mind think about other things, my favourite was to walk down the road and have a golden gaytime before heading to the pool for a swim. Finally you then need to set your sights on improvement for next time. If your mark was disappointing, you obviously were somewhat invested in how you went. Therefore, for next time you have to plan and prepare to make sure that you learn from your mistakes and absolutely smash the next assessment/assignment/test that comes your way.

    Age: 18

    Although it’s always disappointing to get a bad mark (and it happens to everybody!), ways to overcome that disappointment have to be found. These ways will vary from person to person depending on context, but all generally follow along a similar vein. First, remind yourself that this one particular mark will not dictate your future- no matter how poorly you feel you’ve done and how confused or disappointed you are, it is not the end of the world. Second, do something about it! There is no better way to feel like you’re back on track than to figure out what you did wrong and learn from it. I know it’s tempting to rip up the paper and never look at it again, but though learning from the mistakes is less cathartic in the short term, it is a better long-term strategy. Finally, when you’ve done everything you can about the mark, put it behind you. Go out with friends, eat some good food and remember that there is so much more to life than your marks!

    Age: 21

    It took time but I got to a point where I realised that marks aren’t everything and at the end of the day it’s just a number. Exams and assignments are a form of learning, not just a method of assessment. What’s more important is getting support from teachers and learning how to improve. As long as you don’t start the conversation by saying ‘I want a remark because I deserve more marks’, teachers are usually only too happy to give you some helpful hints and tips.

    Age: 17 (For those doing HSC)

    It’s inevitable. During your HSC, you will come across one assessment result that seems to haunt you throughout the year, lowering your overall rank. How will you possibly recover from this one meagre mark?

    Well it’s definitely not the end of the world.

    Everyone (and no, this is not an exaggeration, I literally mean everyone sitting the HSC) will face at least one mark they’re not happy with, and although it may impact your rank, its impact is minimal. There are 3 stats that I’d like you to consider:

    1. If you didn’t do as well as you wanted in your last exam, remember that’s just one subject. If it’s 2 units of your HSC, that’s only 20% of your overall ATAR in terms of subject composition. This will very minimally impact on your total overall score of ATAR
    2. Also, take note that this exam is only ONE EXAM that weighs 10-25% of your internal marks, which is a relatively small percentage! I remember personally that I did quite badly in one physics exam earlier this year (scored in the 50s, so I managed to just pass), and I was ranked in the bottom 10 of my cohort. I thought I’d never be able to improve in the subject and I thought that my ATAR would be horrible. However, this was not the case (as I will go on to explain below!)
    3. Remember, internal exams only weigh 50%! This means that even if you don’t do as well as you wanted to in all of your internal exams, there is still one external test at the end of the HSC which can beneficially impact on your ATAR! So there’s definitely hope and reason to improve.

    So how do you improve from a bad internal mark? Well these are the steps I took after I got my physics mark back:

    1. Analyse your test: See if there are any common errors and note them, so that you can eliminate those as potential errors in the next test
    2. Speak with your teacher: Ask them how to improve and prepare more adequately for the next examination
    3. Draft responses to practice questions with your teacher: I had drafted my physics teacher my notes, and had requested feedback on several different types of questions so I was ready for the half yearly exam

    As a result of all of this, I scored 91% in my next exam and improved my ranking from the bottom 10 to the top 10. I know this sounds easier than it actually is, but with continual applied effort you’ll be able to make it there, as I had!

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