History

CYS is committed to providing a safe, friendly environment; valuing young people’s diversity;  enhancing young people’s personal growth and supporting young people to build positive and respectful relationships together with encouraging positive participation in the community

CYS was formed in 2009 and in 2012 at the CYS Annual General Meeting, a new committee was elected, a new Youth Worker was appointed CYS became a mobile service offering increased activities to local youth. These activities have included an accredited monthly Body Boarding event, Halloween party, Photography competition, Skate Park Safari, Byron Bay Band trip, Kash For Kids at Cabarita Beach Bowls & Sports Club and  “fundraising” BBQ’s at Woolworths Cabarita Beach and Bunnings Tweed Heads.

Chris Hitchcock

Cabarita youth service aims to provide activities and assistance to young people on the Tweed Coast. The service also seeks to provide young people the chance for positive participation in their community 2013-2014 was a breakthrough year for CYS.

2018 saw the 1st program of the Community Connections roll out, which has been a massive success!! We’ve helped more than 20 Local Youth from the Tweed Coast take part in a 10 week program which gave them new skills, qualifications and on the job training!! Thanks to the support of local Organisations and Employees, we look forward to this program occurring into the foreseeable future!!

A lot has happened in a short space of time with continued development and participation in activities this year and exciting plans lay ahead for 2019.  This has been due to the active involvement and support of the youth in town, the appointment of Chris Hitchcock as Youth Worker and the efforts of a strong and dedicated committee across the past 5 years.

Stay tuned and check out our calendar section on the web site and our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/CabaritaYouthService   

Cabarita Youth Service is a not for profit organisation and run completely by Volunteers.

For those interested here is our 2017/18 Audit Financial Statements YE June 18

The future ahead is looking bright for our thriving community!!