The Capel Youth Collective will aim to bring young people in the community together to create a sense of belonging and inclusion through a range of experiences. The Collective hopes to build on its programs and gain community support to take on larger projects through establishing a core group of young people. The Collective will empower young people and give them a voice, so they can make a difference in their community and contribute to the growth of the region.
The Collective wants young people who feel they can inspire others and become a champion in their community to make a positive impact in the Shire.
We are calling all youth in the shire to join the Collective’s first group of young people to help inspire change for the future and be the driver of events and programs in the shire. Get in touch and come along to the monthly meeting in Dalyellup. Watch our Facebook page for updates on days and times of meetings for 2019.
In Term Programs
Capel Youth Collective Art Club – Tuesdays in school term – 4.15pm to 5.30pm – Capel Community Centre – 10 to 17 year olds. $35 per term.
Capel Youth Team Building Camps
The Collective has run 2 camps in 2018. The next camp is being run on April 15 and 16 2019. More info and register online here: Camp Registration
State Award Winning Projects
The Shire of Capel has excelled in the 2017 and 2018 Western Australia’s seventh annual Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards receiving a commendation for The Young People Making a Difference category.
The Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards are presented annually by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, showcasing local government’s progress in creating environments that protect and support the health of children.
The Shire of Capel’s community art projects received a commendation in the Young People Making a Difference in Communities category. The program empowered local young people through a series of skill development workshops under the guidance of professional artists resulting in a new vibrantly decorated skate park.
This idea was extended further by a whole public community art project taking place on the launch of Captivate Capel, with children being encouraged to paint on the Shire water tank and get involved in a chalk street art project. The Shire plans to hold creative events each year.
Drama Club Production 2017
The first two in term programs were trialled last year, with 22 young people involved in the Capel Youth Collective Drama Club. The youth gained confidence and basic acting skills which culminated in a performance of Sir Knickety Knox and the Dragon at the Ocean Forest Lutheran College, Dalyellup. The project was made possible by sponsorship from Bendigo Bank Capel Community Bank Branch and the Department of Communities.
“Building healthy minds through drama to encourage youth to reach their full potential”
The Inzone School Holiday Program holds a special place in many young people’s hearts as it has been running for a number of years. The program still runs every school holidays and continues to be a popular activity for the youth. Ahead of each school holidays, the Shire’s Community Development team come up with fresh ideas to deliver a jam-packed school holiday program, including trips to Perth and the lower South West. Check out the Capel Youth Collective Facebook page for regular updates.