Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre
Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre is the heart of delivery of youth services from Council, however staff of the centre retain a citywide role, often running events and programs at other sites across the council area.
Twelve25's programs aim to work with young people aged 12 to 25 who live, work, study or volunteer within the City of Salisbury.
The youth centre building is often buzzing with action on weekdays with spaces including the institute hall, training / meeting rooms, the computer suite with 12 PCs, kitchen, a consulting room and serviced office space. PBA-FM 89.7 Community Radio is also co-located at the site.
As part of enrolment for the program, all participants within Twelve25's programs become members of the centre. This is a free process but requires guardian / parental consent. Twelve25's new computer suite requires a Library/membership card to access.
Twelve25 develops and offers programs targeting young people who have modified learning plans or for whom learning outside a school environment better suits.
Other youth social services deliver programs from the centre including youth case management and a youth food parcel project.
The focus of Twelve25 centres around four key goals and opportunities:
Delivery of development programs that enhance social interaction
Programs which help young people engage with their community in a safe and positive way including living skills, casual computer / internet access, Saturday Chill sessions, one on one case management, sport and recreation events, and support of Blue Light events. The goal of delivery of these type of projects is as a pathway to education, employment and enterprise programs.
Programs that have an education outcome including retention within school, programs which have SACE accreditation or are competency based. Including programs such as Live at Twelve25, Youth Theatre group, Youth Juice (radio program), Life Body Action (fitness life skills).
Program's which have a clear outcome to help young people move into employment. Programs include: Hospitality Unlimited (Industry skills), Services Unlimited (industry skills), Clean as you go (industry skills) and IT 2 Work (IT skills development).
Programs which help young people develop business and enterprise skills including entrepreneurship and innovation focus. Outcomes could include accreditation, development of group or social enterprise and / or commencement of individual small enterprises.