Youth Leadership Programs

Frankston Youth Council 

The Frankston Youth Council is a youth advocacy and action group that is made up of fifteen 12-24 year olds who live/work/study within the Frankston municipality who come from a range of different backgrounds and have many varied life experiences.

Youth Council Group Photo

What does it involve?

  • Participate in Youth Council meetings twice a month
  • Provide advice and suggestions to Frankston City Council on issues that may affect young people in the community
  • Plan, organise and run youth projects and events
  • Volunteer at events and within the community
  • Hearing from guest speakers from the community
  • Participate in training, consultations and workshops
  • and so much more!

The past 3 years, they have decided to put their resources and focus on dealing with the issue of youth homelessness. In 2019 they volunteered at John Paul College's Community Companion Food Van and advocated on behalf of Youth2 Campaign at a Council meeting. And to top it all off, they have also been hard at work sourcing toiletries, snacks and drinks for this year’s batch of Kindness Kits. They have also produced 75 Kindness Kits that have been donated to Community Support Frankston, Whitelion and Lifegate. These organisations were chosen by Frankston Youth Council because they work directly with people in need in the Frankston area.

In 2014 to 2017, the Youth Council organised the Annual ‘Frankston 'Stand for Change', an anti-bullying event that has reached thousands of young people.

Be Part of a Change – Applications

Frankston Youth Council applications will open late 2021 for 2022 Youth Council recruitment.

For further information please contact YouthCouncil@frankston.vic.gov.au

  • Or follow us on our socials #frankstonyouthservice

Fresh Entertainment (FReeZA)

Fresh Entertainment1.jpg The FReeZA program is an innovative youth development program that provides opportunities for young people across Victoria to enjoy live ALL AGES events that are affordable, accessible, drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues.

Funding from Frankston City Council and FReeZA grants provided by the Victorian Government give young people the opportunity to become part of a FReeZA committee. The Frankston based FReeZA program is called ‘Fresh Entertainment’.

For over 15 years, the Fresh Entertainment team has planned, organised and run all sorts of live events such as Open Mic Nights, music competitions, local band showcases as well as a stage at Waterfront Festival. All programs and projects are facilitated and supported by Youth Workers. 

Keep up to date with Fresh Entertainment (FReeZA) by visiting here

Fresh Entertainment Youth Team

A group of volunteers 15-24 years old who meet and collaborate to create live events for the Frankston community. Committee members can develop skills in event management, promotions and design, lighting/sound production, photography and more, as well as developing friendship and networks.

In 2021, Fresh Entertainment are made up of 4 volunteer groups

  • Event Management
  • Promotions & Design
  • Production
  • Recording Studio Sound Engineers (18+)

Open Mic Nights  

Fresh Entertainment host an All Ages Open Mic Night, where local performers can showcase their talents including musicians, poets, comedians and more. This is a family-friendly event. You can either register on the night or prior by emailing the Fresh Entertainment committee on fresh.entertainment.frankston@gmail.com

Dates

  • TBA

Frankston Youth Recording Studio

The Frankston Youth Recording Studio exists as a safe and relaxed space for young people to express themselves creatively. The studio aims to showcase youth talent to promote the positive contribution young people can make within their communities.

Record Your Music

Want to record your music for FREE*?

We can match you with our trained volunteer sound engineers and they will work with you to record your music using our professional recording equipment. *For 12-24 year olds only.

To express your interest email: freeza@frankston.vic.gov.au

Volunteer as a Sound Engineer

Volunteer audio engineers and music producers are trained, resourced and supported so that they can develop their own initiatives and projects at the recording studio with young local musicians and performers. Volunteers must be 18+ years old and are subject to an application and interview process.

To find out more email: freeza@frankston.vic.gov.au

Compilation Album

Fresh Entertainment want to showcase new music made by local young artists aged 12-24 to be a part of our annual compilation album. 

As part of the annual project, 5 young artists during the Winter School Holidays will

  • Record their music at the Fresh Entertainment Recording Studio with our volunteer audio engineers
  • Have photos and videos taken for promotional purposes
  • Receive a chance to take part in ‘Making it in the Music Industry’ group training by The Push

The 2021 album

  • Will be launched at our Local Youth Showcase event on August 21, 2021 where artists will perform their song to a live audience
  • Will be uploaded on Fresh Entertainment’s Bandcamp 
  • Potentially played on local radio stations

Applications

Applications open Monday 24 May and close Monday 7 May.

Apply Here

Contact Us

Fresh Entertainment
20 Ebdale Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199
P. 03 9768 1366
E. freeza@frankston.vic.gov.au
FB. https://www.facebook.com/freshentertainment.frankston/

Youth Stewards

Our Youth Stewards are youth volunteers, between the ages of 17-21, who have an interest in and want to learn more about the services and programs provided by Frankston Youth Service. Youth Stewards are given the opportunity to gain experience with Frankston Youth Service through the role of supporting and providing assistance to our youth workers during the organisation and facilitation of events.

Other tasks Youth Stewards undertake include:

  • Welcoming young people and other visitors to the centre
  • Assisting in School Holiday Programs, where required
  • General administration tasks
  • Ensuring the quality of Youth Service equipment
  • Assisting in marketing

The young person must reside in the Frankston municipality in order to be considered for the role.