OUR YOUTH WORK TEAM

           PAUL PAPADATOS  

Director 

A strong believer of positive measurable social change to empower community and young people. I have been a youth worker for 20 years working on and leading school-based programs, managing street based outreach programs, youth support and counselling, drop in programs, personal development programs, youth committee programs, building youth centres and running service models. I believe young people are experts in their own lives and their voice needs to be advocated for and heard. Father to three awesome kids and married to an awesome wife.

Email: paul.papadatos@innovationyouthcentre.com.au

           GEORGIA TRAPALIS

Coordinator Administration & Youth Development ​

I have been a Youth Worker for 23 years in both local government and the community sector.  I have led a Youth Resource Centre, I have supported and helped develop young people from diverse backgrounds, I have run a broad range of personal development programs, and I have coordinated many large youth participation events such as Youth Summits for local youth. I am energised by empowering young people to grow in confidence and skills, and believe the best way of doing this is by giving them loads of opportunities to be actively engaged. On a personal level, I have a young son who’s full of beans, a great partner and friends/family. I also love music and dancing, craft, gardening, reading, and keeping fit and active.

Email: georgia.trapalis@innovationyouthcentre.com.au

      STEPHANIE JOVANOVSKI

 

Coordinator Youth Support

 

I have been a youth worker for five years and in that time I have worked within local government and youth residential units providing support for young people. I have worked on drop in programs, street based outreach, recreational programs, programs to develop young people's leadership and interpersonal skills and many more! I strongly believe that all young people are unique and deserve the chance at creating positive and fulfilling lives.

 

Email: stephanie.jovanoshi@innovationyouthcentre.com.au

PAVEL WOJTECH

Coordinator - Youth Programs 

I am a passionate youth worker with a background in the arts and music and a love for sport. I have spent the last 5 years working towards empowering young people through a range of programs and approaches, from bush adventure therapy in the Alpine National Park to narrative songwriting workshops at a drop-in centre. I get energized by seeing a positive change in young people and strongly believe that young people are the voice of our future and that they need to be heard!

Email: 
pavel.wojtech@innovationyouthcentre.com.au

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Innovation Youth Centre respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria where our work takes place. We pay our respects to Elders both past and present and acknowledge the children and young people of past, current and future generations

ABN - 71 613 909 247

ACN - 613 909 247