Each of our teams have a team leader and a co-leader.
Our high staff-to-youth ratio on each Youth Street team ensures that your child is able to connect with an inspiring young adult as well as provide adequate supervision. All of our staff undergo training and have had appropriate police checks and NSW working with children checks. (WWCC)
YOUTH STREET DIRECTOR
Hello I’m Kelcie, I grew up in Hawaii and have lived here in Australia for the past 8 years.
My favourite aspect of Youth Street is getting to meet new friends and having heaps of fun every Saturday; there’s always something new and an adventure to be had. As part of of Youth Street our aim is to provide a place where young people feel safe, welcomed, and accepted. It’s been a privilege to be a part of seeing so many young people grow and develop in what they love.
SKATE & SCOOT TEAM
Hey, I’m Matty. I’ve been leading skate team for 2 years now! I love hanging out with people, playing all types of sports, and giving everything a go. My vision for the team is to give young skaters and scooters space where they can grow in their skating abilities, go to different skate parks, make new friends and learn to be a part of a team.
Jordan, New Zealand
Hey, My name is Jordan.
My vision and desire is for young people to get active, learn new skills, and to be connected in a supportive community. We’re not just about playing sports, our team is also a great place to make new friends. We run a lot of fun activities, and by no means do you need to be good at a sport to have fun on the team. It’s about enjoying life, growing together, and developing new skills.
Hi, I’m Kodie and I’m from Tamworth. I love avocados, otters and anything floral. I have been a part of Youth Street for the past 2 years. I’m passionate about seeing young people grow in confidence, leadership and develop their practical skills while they’re with us on Saturdays.
Hi, I’m Jono. I am passionate about connecting young people with the Arts and giving youth a platform to perform. I have experience in script writing, acting, voice and musical theatre. Our Performing Arts team has a new focus each term with emphasis on group work and improvisation. We aim to develop confidence, foster creativity and encourage everyone to push beyond their comfort zone.
Hi I’m Bianca and im currently studying social work at the University of Newcastle. I’m a former Youth Street crew and began leading the dance team in 2013. we provide a safe space where young people can be themselves, have fun and express themselves through dance.
We learn many different styles of dance, do fun activities and encourage the crew to create their own dances. Our team of passionate staff help to create an inclusive and welcoming environment and we love getting to know each of the crew and help them develop in their gifts and talents
Hi, I’m Krista and I’m from Washington State in the USA.
I love Youth Street and all it stands for. My favourite parts of the program are being able to get along side the youth and show them that someone cares, as well as showing the youth that they have a purpose and can have a bright future no matter who they are or what circumstances they come from.
Hello, I’m Morgan and I’m from Scotland, UK.
I love being able to help our young people see that when they put their mind to something, they can achieve anything. Whether it’s performing in a production that they helped to write, standing on a surf board for the first time or just making friends their age; I love it! Youth Street is a place for young people to feel free to be themselves and from that inclusive atmosphere we get to see their confidence grow!
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Hey I’m Courtney, I grew up here in Newcastle.
I was a Youth Street crew for 7 years before joining staff.
I love to have a good laugh and learning new things. I also love the way Youth Street offers a safe environment that caters to so many people’s hobbies and talents. Youth Street changed my life and got me off the streets. My vision is to come alongside the young people of my community and help them grow to achieve the goals they have. I hope to one day take Youth Street into other parts of Australia.
*Crew* (Young people who are a part of our Teams)