NOW that the cold weather has covered the Clarence Valley, youth welfare organization Street Cruise is aiming to bring kids aged 13-17 inside.
The project aims to reduce binge drinking by engaging youth workers and mentors to provide on-site information, resources and further referrals, and now by providing further activities.
Today youth workers Kathleen O'Sullivan and Des Flatly will launch Cruzers Cafe, which will feature a series of activities and events for young people at various locations in the Valley.
Cruzers Cafe will run on a weekly basis and will comprise a series of arts, craft, dance and music workshops.
The events will be run monthly and include dance parties, music and movie nights.
“We hear all of the time that the reason our young people are out on the street of a night time is because there is nothing for them to do,” Kathleen said.
“What we are trying to do is to provide them with a range of engaging activities where they will hopefully meet new people and have a ball.”
All activities and events are supervised by youth workers and fully trained volunteers.
The first event will be a movie marathon of The Grudge 1 and 2.
For more information, contact the New School of Arts on 66425280.