Young people in front of Youth Connect van

Youth Connect delivers a range of programs for young people aged 12–25 in our regional communities.

About Youth Connect

Youth Connect delivers workshops, programs and events with young people in our Region. We provide a wide range of arts, music, health and sports activities.

We believe strongly in celebrating the passion, energy and achievements of our young people, and work to provide low-cost, accessible youth programs in regional communities.

Youth Connect works with young people, families and service providers to:

  • Identify local needs, issues and opportunities
  • Support young people's health and wellbeing
  • Empower young people to take a lead role in the delivery of youth programs
  • Create platforms for young people to connect, belong and participate in their local communities.

Where possible, we also work with local people to support community-led events.

What's on – current Youth Connect programs

Queensland Youth Week 2022

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Looking for some fun, relaxed activities during your school holidays? Join us for games sessions in libraries across the Toowoomba Region – a safe space run by youth for youth.

When and where:

  • Monday, 4 April 2022
    Oakey Library: 9am – 11am
    Highfields Fitness Centre: 1pm – 3pm

  • Tuesday, 5 April 2022
    Millmerran Library: 9am – 11am
    Pittsworth Library: 1pm – 3pm

  • Wednesday, 6 April 2022
    Clifton Library: 9am – 11am
    Cambooya Hall: 1pm – 3pm

  • Thursday, 7 April 2022
    Yarraman Library: 9am – 11am
    Crows Nest Library: 1pm – 3pm

Age: 12 – 25 years only

Cost: Free

Registration is essential. Contact us on 131 872 to book your place.

Stay COVID safe. Vaccination is not required to participate and mask wearing is optional. Please stay home if you're feeling unwell.

Download board games flyer (PDF 1.3 MB).

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Want to improve your photography skills? Join us for free photography workshops during the school holidays. You'll get tips on using your camera, principles of photography and framing your photos.

Note: Please bring your own digital camera for this program (DSLR, mirrorless or compact camera), as well as hat and water bottle. Participants will be taking part in photo walks outdoors around town.

When and where:

  • Tuesday, 5 April 2022
    Millmerran Library: 9am – 11am
    Pittsworth Library: 1pm – 3pm

  • Wednesday, 6 April 2022
    Clifton Library: 9am – 11am
    Cambooya Hall: 1pm – 3pm

  • Thursday, 7 April 2022
    Yarraman Library: 9am – 11am
    Crows Nest Library: 1pm – 3pm

Age: 12 – 25 years only

Cost: Free

Registration is essential. Contact us on 131 872 to book your place.

Stay COVID safe. Vaccination is not required to participate and mask wearing is optional. Please stay home if you're feeling unwell.

Download board games flyer (PDF 0.7 MB).

qyw22 sports01Bring your friends along for free sports activities to celebrate Queensland Youth Week. We'll be running basketball, archery, soccer, and more in parks across the Toowoomba Region.

Note: Please bring your own hat, water bottle and closed-in shoes!

When and where:

  • Monday, 11 April 2022
    Millmerran Indoor Sports Centre: 9am – 11am
    Cecil Plains, Henry Stuart Russell Park: 1pm – 3pm

  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022
    Club Pittsworth: 9am – 11am
    Kingsthorpe, Settlers Park: 1pm – 3pm

  • Wednesday, 13 April 2022
    Clifton Showgrounds: 9am – 11am
    Westbrook Park: 1pm – 3pm

  • Thursday, 14 April 2022
    Yarraman, Errol Munt Sports Reserve: 9am – 11am
    Crows Nest Indoor Sports Centre: 1pm – 3pm

Age: Up to 25 years

Cost: Free – no registration required

Stay COVID safe. Vaccination is not required to participate and mask wearing is optional. Please stay home if you're feeling unwell.

Download sports flyer (PDF 0.8 MB).

 

Skateboarding

trc beginner skate workshops 2022 webGain confidence, get comfortable with your balance and learn a whole new set of skills thanks to the awesome coaches from Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative.

When and where:

  • Clifton – Saturday, 26 February 2022
  • Westbrook – Saturday, 5 March 2022
  • Oakey – Saturday, 12 March 2022
  • Crows Nest – Saturday, 19 March 2022
  • Wilsonton – Saturday, 26 March 2022

Time: 9am – 11am

Age: Up to 25 years

Cost: Free

Registration is essential. Please register by following this link.

Stay COVID safe. Vaccination is not required to participate but remember to bring your mask. Please stay home if you're feeling unwell.

Download beginner skateboarding workshops flyer (PDF 3.04 MB).

trc advanced skate workshops 2022 webGet ready - the Toowoomba Mayoral Skateboarding Competition is coming to Chalk Drive this April. Hone your skills and get advice from accredited coaches with these free, advanced workshops.

Where: Chalk Drive Skate Park

When:

  • Saturday, 2 April 2022
  • Saturday, 9 April 2022
  • Saturday, 16 April 2022

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Age: Up to 25 years

Cost: Free

Registration is essential. Please register by following this link.

Stay COVID safe. Vaccination is not required to participate but remember to bring your mask. Please stay home if you're feeling unwell.

Download advanced skateboarding workshops flyer (PDF 2.91 MB).

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The time has come! Bring all the skills you learned at the workshops and compete against other local skateboarders. You'll be competing for cash, prizes and the title.

Where: Chalk Drive Skate Park

When: Saturday, 23 April 2022

Time: 10am - 4pm

Age divisions:

  • 9 & under
  • 12 & under
  • 15 & under
  • Open men's
  • Open women's

Cost: Free

Registration is essential. Please register by following this link.

Stay COVID safe. Vaccination is not required to participate but remember to bring your mask. Please stay home if you're feeling unwell.

Download mayoral skate comp flyer (PDF 2.91 MB).

 

Free activities at home

For a variety of other free activities you can do at home, visit our Youth activities & resources.

 

Contact details

If you'd like to get in touch with the Youth Connect team about any of our current programs, please email us.

 

Keep up-to-date

Follow us on Facebook to get the latest details on all our programs, including times, locations and updates. Our events are also listed on the events register.