Level Up – youth programs

The perfect after-school hang out

Level Up is a weekly event for young people held at Chirnside Park and Yarra Junction. With loads of fun stuff to do after school, including video and board games, trivia and a range of yummy snacks to enjoy. It’s a great place to be social in a safe environment.

Who should attend?

Young people aged 8-17 years old looking for some fun after school.
The program is split into two age groups. 8-13 years and 13-17 years (only at Chirnside Park Community Hub)

When and where

Every Monday – Cire Community Hub at 2463 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction
from 3.40pm – 5.00pm for 8-13 years old.

Every Thursday- Chirnside Park Community Hub, 33 Kimberley Dr, Chirnside Park
From 3.40pm – 5.00pm for 8-13 years old and from 5.00pm – 6.30pm for 13 to 17 years old.

Yarra Junction

Chirnside Park

About Level Up Youth Workers

Karina Stone

Youth Worker

My name is Karina and I am a Youth Worker and Pre-Accredited Trainer at Cire Services.
I started in 2020, helping to run ‘Lockdown LEGO’, a program that allowed us to connect and engage with kids who were vulnerable and isolated during multiple COVID lockdowns.

I then came onboard to run the Gravity Youth Program, and now ‘Level Up’ which has been a huge success.

Being a Youth Worker at Cire across various youth programs has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. It brings me a huge sense of fulfilment and joy to help the kids in our community feel safe, valued and heard.

I hope to continue growing and expanding our programs so we can positively impact the lives of as many kids as possible.

Jessy While

Youth Worker

My journey to becoming a youth worker began when I undertook placement as a student with Cire in 2021.

I worked with Karina in facilitating the Level Up Youth Group which sparked my love and enriched my passion for youth work.

My passion is driven by my belief that youth are a vulnerable group that needs safe, inclusive, and supportive spaces that allows them to be their authentic selves. After finishing my placement,

I became a part of the Cire team in 2022, where I have since become the youth worker for the Level Up Youth Group at our Chirnside Community Hub. Becoming a youth worker has been a major highlight as it has given me great joy as I love being able to connect with the kids and be inspired by their creative ideas and imaginations.

In addition to my work with Cire, I have undertaken various casual and volunteer roles in working with and advocating for young people within the Yarra Ranges.

What’s so good about it?

Level Up is a unique hub for young people to socialise and meet new people in a safe environment.

It provides a relaxed social atmosphere for playing video and board games, trivia, movies, special events and free food after school.

With regular competitions and events, Level Up is a space for young people to celebrate pop culture and connect with others who share similar interests.

Why attend Level-up

Loads of fun playing video and board games, getting involved in group activities and exploring creativity.

Connecting through conversations with like-minded peers.

Free snacks for those after school cravings.

Incorporated wellbeing based activities around self-care, bullying, healthy relationships, appropriate behaviour and stress/anxiety management.

A space where kids can discuss any challenges they may be having with a qualified Youth Worker.

Encouragement for kids to connect with people from other schools and make long-lasting friendships.

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Do I need to book?

No bookings required, however we do need you to complete an enrolment form. Please print and complete for your child/children to bring on their first day.

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