The Oakey Youth Project helps young people between 12–24 build resilience by developing skills and habits to help navigate life. Resilience is an important quality for young people when dealing with life's stresses, challenges and difficulties. Community-led wellbeing activities and programs are delivered as part of the project.

The Oakey Youth Project is the result of a partnership with Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, who have joined with us to provide the funds necessary for this important project. The project will run until June 2021.

What's on – current Oakey youth programs

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oyp oakey youth grants web v3To deliver positive mental health outcomes for young people in Oakey, we are proud to support community-led projects through an Oakey Youth Grants Program. Grants of up to $5,000 are now available.

Opening date: Monday 15 March 2021
Closing date: Friday 30 April 2021

This program principally aims to empower community organisations to provide programs, activities and events which support the mental health, resilience and social well-being of young people aged 12–24 who live, work or study in Oakey.

Eligible community groups and organisations can seek support to deliver a range of local programs, activities or events that contribute to the mental health of Oakey’s young people.

For more information, visit the Oakey Youth Grants webpage.

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Looking to kickstart your career in the construction industry? Over this free 15-week course, you'll get the opportunity to:

  • develop basic skills in carpentry
  • handle construction materials
  • use construction tools and equipment
  • learn to read plans and specifications
  • undertake a basic construction project.

You'll increase your prospects for a career in a huge range of construction occupations – and you can do it right here in Oakey.

Age: 17–24 years

Eligibility: Must live, work or study in Oakey.

Duration: 15-week course (3 days per week on Tues, Wed and Thurs)

Start Date: Tuesday 11 May 2021

Location:

  • Tues and Thurs – Oakey Trade Training Centre (entry via David Street, Oakey)
  • Wed – Oakey TRC Customer Service Centre, 64 Campbell Street, Oakey

Cost: Free

Registration: Contact Katie Noske to apply on (07) 4694 1331 or katie.noske@tafeqld.gov.au.

This is a COVIDSafe program. This means:

  • stay home if you’re feeling unwell
  • sign in when you arrive for contact tracing
  • wash your hands regularly
  • practice physical distancing.

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Boxing has returned to Oakey for 2021!

When: Every Monday and Wednesday from 4pm–6pm

Where: Oakey Cultural Centre, Cnr McDonald & Campbell Sts

Age: 12-17 years

Cost: Free

Oakey Box Out brings together boxing, fitness and mentorship. The program runs twice a week on Monday and Wednesday nights and is aimed at young people in Oakey looking to connect, have some fun and get fit along the way.

If you’re between 12-17, don’t hesitate to attend or sit in on a no-pressure session to see what the program is about. No referral is necessary, though a quick registration form will be required before physical activity commences.

This is a COVIDSafe program. This means:

  • bring your own towel and water bottle
  • stay home if you’re feeling unwell
  • sign in when you arrive for contact tracing
  • wash your hands regularly
  • practice physical distancing.

 

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Looking for a fun, relaxed space on your Friday night? Join us for Friday Night Live at the Oakey Indoor Sports Centre. Games, activities and a place to hang out with your friends in a safe, supervised environment.

When: Every Friday night from 6.30pm–9pm

Where: Oakey Indoor Sports Centre, 35-37 York street

Age: 12-18 years

Activities: Indoor sports, board games, video games, music and more! 

Cost: Free

This is a COVIDSafe program. This means:

  • stay home if you’re feeling unwell
  • sign in when you arrive for contact tracing
  • wash your hands regularly
  • practice physical distancing.

 

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If you're a young person living in Oakey and need someone to talk to about relationships, money, work or finding a place to live, reach out to Kat at the Oakey Youth Connection and Referral Service.

Kat can support you to access:

  • housing or accommodation
  • job or training support
  • a source of income (Centrelink)
  • health support to keep you safe, strong and healthy
  • relationship support, including friends and family
  • food and meal support
  • legal support.

Contact Kat by phone or SMS on 0499 758 895.