SNAPWHEELS

ELGIBILITY

All young people aged 12-25 in reach of SnapWheels can access the service when weather permitting.

We would also post on our social media of our meetup times and places, so follow us on either Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find out.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What is SnapWheels?

SnapWheels is a plan by IYC to have a mobile youth centre that can visit areas like parks or near shopping centres, around the northern perri-urban areas if Greater Melbourne, where young people are known to frequent. The youth centre can also be welcomed by local community events such as school fetes or local festivals. 

IYC can host a variety of drop-in style programs and services with the platform of SnapWheels such as:

  • Access to laptops and free wi-fi internet

  • Sports recreation games

  • Barbeque gatherings

  • Crafternoons

  • Mental health & substance use awareness workshops

  • Living skills workshops

  • Access to referrals to other health & community services

  • Education and Careers pathways mentoring

 

Why IYC is aiming for SnapWheels?

IYC is aware of a lack of services for young people to pick and choose for themselves when they live in peri-urban areas. Peri-Urban areas refer to the 'in-between' areas of the suburbs and the rural areas of the major cities. IYC intends to have SnapWheels frequent peri-urban suburbs like Mernda, South Morang, Epping North, and Kinglake.

SnapWheels is also about young people developing and having a sense of community in these areas which are perceived to be in a developing stage, compared to suburbs closer to the CBD which are already established.