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2010.02.23 draft youth strategy emt presentation

  1. 1. Delivering ‘a youthful and enthusiastic city’ Youth Strategy 2010-2015 Draft EMT Presentation 3 March 2010 Community Services Branch
  2. 2. Purpose of this presentation <ul><li>To inform EMT about: </li></ul><ul><li>Programs delivering our 2026 vision for young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Key trends effecting the ways young people experience Brisbane in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed new initiatives identified in the DRAFT Youth Strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes sought from EMT: </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback today on strategic directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Final feedback from Divisions (2 weeks). </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance prior to E&C. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Council’s third youth strategy building on previous achievements - Red Cross Night Cafe 2004 - Mt Gravatt PCYC youth space 2003 - Youth Team - Visible Ink Zillmere space 2002 - Stylin’ Up festival - Visible Ink Valley space 2001 - Working On employment program - Visible Ink website 1999 Youth Strategy #1: 1998-2004 - Showcase Public Space #2 - Brisbane hosts Asia Pacific Cities Summit Youth Program 2015 <ul><li>Showcase Public Space #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Bus design and employment strategy </li></ul>2013 <ul><li>- Visible Ink South </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood Planning Web 2.0 youth engagement </li></ul>2012 - Brisbane hosts Asia Pacific Cities Summit Youth Program - Social Inclusion for International Students 2011 - The Resilience Partnership - Libraries Online Learning Environment 2010 Youth Strategy #3: 2010-2015 <ul><li>Lord Mayor’s Creative City </li></ul><ul><li>NightRec recreation outreach pilot </li></ul>2009 <ul><li>Rites of Passage Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>City Smart Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Enterprise Symposium </li></ul><ul><li>Loud in the Library </li></ul>2008 <ul><li>Asia Pacific Cities Summit Youth Forum #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Sunnybank Multicultures </li></ul>2007 - 2026 Youth Visions Showcase 2006 - Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council - Linx Youth Space at Wynnum 2005 Youth Strategy #2: 1998-2004
  4. 4. Basic demographics <ul><li>Australian Government definition of ‘young people’ = aged 12-25 </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane in 2006 had: </li></ul><ul><li>201,757 young people aged 12-25 (21% of the population) </li></ul><ul><li>+ 138,393 children aged 0-11 (15%) </li></ul><ul><li>= 340,150 … 36% of Brisbane people are aged 25 or younger </li></ul><ul><li>- Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census - Brisbane Local Government Area </li></ul><ul><li>Projection for 2016: 219, 000 aged 12-25 (19% 0f the population) </li></ul><ul><li>- Planning and Information Forecasting Unit (PIFU) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brisbane young people are culturally diverse <ul><li>21% were born overseas (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>11% were NOT Australian citizens </li></ul>Students at Sunnybank High speak 57 languages
  6. 6. <ul><li>49% (31,710) of those aged 15-19 were employed - primarily in retail (32%) and hospitality (26%) </li></ul><ul><li>71% (60,778) of those aged 20-24 were employed - primarily in retail (17%) and hospitality (12%) </li></ul><ul><li>- but also in their early twenties moving into </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>professional services (10%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>health (9%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>manufacturing (7%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>construction (6%) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>education and training (6%) </li></ul></ul></ul>Young people are an important part of Brisbane’s workforce
  7. 7. Basic demographics - concentrations of different age groups Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census
  8. 8. Trends … a quick quiz <ul><li>Q 1. Which of these activities is in decline among Australian children aged 5-14? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(a) Playing computer games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(b) Music lessons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(c) Dance lessons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(d) Drama rehearsals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Trends … a quick quiz <ul><li>Q 2. What is the leading cause of death for young people aged 12-25 in Australia? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(a) Traffic accident </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(b) Infectious disease </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(c) Suicide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(d) Drug and alcohol misuse </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Trends … a quick quiz <ul><li>Q 3. How many people on Facebook are “from Brisbane” and “under 26”? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(a) 120,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(b) 240,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(c) 360,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(d) 480,000 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Trends … a quick quiz <ul><li>Q 4. The proportion of Queenslanders aged 15-17 who live in single parent families is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(a) 9% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(b) 19% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(c) 29% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(d) 39% </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Trends … a quick quiz <ul><li>True or False? </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007, </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(5) 90% of Australians aged 17 had a mobile phone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(6) Young women used mobiles more than young men </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(7) Young people from less well off areas used their mobiles more than those from wealthier areas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(8) Young women were more likely to use the internet for communication; young men were more likely to be playing online games. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Trends … quiz answers <ul><li>A 1: (a) Australian young people are spending less time playing computer games - and more time at music, dance and drama lessons 1 </li></ul><ul><li>A 2 (c) Suicide is the leading cause of death of Australians aged 12-25 2 </li></ul><ul><li>A 3: (d) There are 480,000 people on Facebook who are “from Brisbane” and “under 26” 3 </li></ul><ul><li>A 4: (c) 29% of 15-17 year olds live in single parent families 4 </li></ul><ul><li>A 5: True - three years ago, 90% of Australians aged 17 had a mobile phone 2 </li></ul><ul><li>A 6: True - girls use mobiles more than guys 2 </li></ul><ul><li>A 7: True - poorer young people use their mobiles more 2 </li></ul><ul><li>A 8: True - boys would rather shoot the interesting people they meet online 2 </li></ul><ul><li>1 2006 ABS Survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities </li></ul><ul><li>2 State of Australia’s Young People. Office for Youth, Commonwealth of Australia </li></ul><ul><li>3 Facebook stats accessed 1.2.2010 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Snapshot 2009: Children and young people in Queensland, Commission for Children and Young People </li></ul>
  14. 14. Purpose of the Youth Strategy <ul><li>The purpose of the Youth Strategy is to ensure: </li></ul><ul><li>that young people benefit from the whole of Council’s vision, </li></ul><ul><li>and that the whole of Council benefits from young people’s contribution to achieving our 2026 vision for Brisbane. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ongoing programs engaging Brisbane’s young people in the whole of Council’s 2026 vision <ul><li>Active and Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of parks and recreation facilities (NES & LAS) </li></ul><ul><li>Drinkwise Parents 5 Point Plan (Community Safety) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Working On’ youth in recovery employment program (Human Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrant and creative </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships (Community Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Stylin’ up festival (Community Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane Powerhouse (Brisbane Powerhouse) </li></ul>Chill Out Recreation Program RADAR bands event @ Indro
  16. 16. Ongoing programs engaging Brisbane’s young people in the whole of Council’s 2026 vision <ul><li>Smart and Prosperous </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning environment for high school students (Library Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Council workforce feeder programs (Human Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Young Employees Strategy (Human Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium (Business Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly and Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Black Diamonds (Community Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Weather Heroes (Disaster Management) </li></ul><ul><li>Taskforce Against Graffiti (Local Asset Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol Management Plans (Community Safety) </li></ul>Inkubator tenants running their own social enterprises from Visible Ink Valley Multicultures crew learning harmony at Sunnybank High
  17. 17. Ongoing programs engaging Brisbane's young people in the whole of Council’s 2026 vision <ul><li>Clean and Green </li></ul><ul><li>Green Heart Schools (NES) </li></ul><ul><li>Downfall Creek and Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre Schools Programs (LAS) </li></ul><ul><li>Towards Zero Waste Education Centre (City Waste) </li></ul><ul><li>Catchment Kids (Water Resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Well Designed sub-tropical city </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood Planning (City Planning and Community Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Living City (City Planning) </li></ul><ul><li>Artforce (City Planning) </li></ul><ul><li>Arbour Day (NES) </li></ul>Water Futures Think Tank Green Unit student campaign at Ferny Grove High
  18. 18. Ongoing programs engaging Brisbane’s young people in the whole of council’s 2026 vision <ul><li>Accessible and Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Active School Travel (Transport and Traffic) </li></ul><ul><li> (Community Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Safe School Travel Program (Transport and Traffic) </li></ul><ul><li>MMS 2FIXIT (Contact Centre) </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and World City </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (Community Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Pacific Cities Summit Youth Forum (International Relations Unit) </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane Welcomes International Students (Economic Development) </li></ul>A2Z road crew exploring transport futures Asia Pacific Cities Summit Youth Forum
  19. 19. Methodology <ul><li>1. Background research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal mapping of programs and issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Engagement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13 workshops -140 young people from schools and youth groups across Brisbane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 workshops - key external stakeholders: state government, community, sector peaks and universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Council Reference Group on Social Inclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Next steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback from EMT and Chairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E&C Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finalise Strategy and Action Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch Strategy </li></ul></ul>The following findings and key initiatives come from a Strategy Development Process that involves:
  20. 20. What other places are doing <ul><li>Signal Youth Arts Centre - near Federation Square for young people aged 13 to 20 years. (City of Melbourne) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Spaces - brokers access to vacant inner city properties for artists. (City of Melbourne) </li></ul><ul><li>Drivin’ 4 Employment - assists young people to gain their learners and provisional driver’s licenses. (City of Sydney) </li></ul><ul><li>Lights Camera Action - website based talent agency for Indigenous actors and extras providing work in film, television and theatre and advertisements. (City of Sydney) </li></ul><ul><li>Western Beach Youth Activities Area - high quality 'Barcalona style plaza' with great facilities and cutting edge design, featuring performance areas, skating and boarding area, sculptures, multimedia, catwalk – and an officer to program activities and events. (City of Greater Geelong) </li></ul><ul><li>Impetus Youth Awards  - recognise those young people who make significant contributions to education, community work, sport, culture, the arts and the environment. (City of Greater Geelong) </li></ul><ul><li>YouthPolitik - civic education and youth leadership development program for 15-20 year olds provides explores issues that our city faces, builds leadership skills and provides hands-on experience in municipal governance, politics and project development. (City of Vancouver) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Lighthouse projects 2010-2015 <ul><li>Showcase public space design and animation project </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the pressures of growth </li></ul><ul><li>City Planning: John Clarke </li></ul><ul><li>Visible Ink South </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the pressures of growth </li></ul><ul><li>Community Services: Steve Capelin </li></ul><ul><li>Bus design and employment pilot project </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Brisbane moving </li></ul><ul><li>Brisbane Transport: Sherry Clarke </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh Futures Dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Sustainability/New World City </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resources: Tara Waller, CISP: Steven Smith </li></ul>The Strategy proposes 4 new lighthouse projects that deliver on the priorities of this administration:
  22. 22. Active and Healthy City <ul><li>Key initiative </li></ul><ul><li>The Resilience Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>New partnership with Child and Youth Mental Health Service: </li></ul><ul><li>train frontline Council staff and community partners in mental health awareness and prevention </li></ul><ul><li>distribute health promotion materials </li></ul><ul><li>support young people’s peer-to-peer health promotion initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Young people at risk of mental illness staying healthy, coping with life and connecting with people who care about their well-being. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead: Community Services </li></ul><ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>One in four young people experience mental illness </li></ul><ul><li>suicide is the leading cause of death for this age group </li></ul><ul><li>evidence based research - what works are prevention, promotion and early intervention programs that build resilience and connectedness. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Support youth-led and community based initiatives that improve the physical fitness, mental health, nutrition and emotional well-being of Brisbane young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Build resilience and connectedness for young people who access Council programs. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Vibrant and Creative City <ul><li>Key initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Creative pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Well established programs - Creative Sparks, Creative City and Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010-2015 we will support these artists and emerging producers to build a career: </li></ul><ul><li>introducing them to the right people in the arts industry </li></ul><ul><li>support getting their first and subsequent paid gigs </li></ul><ul><li>learning how to earn a living from their arts practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Young artists enriching our communities and learning how to make a living from their work. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead: Community Services </li></ul><ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>Young artists are still struggling to build a career </li></ul><ul><li>limited pool of producers, venue owners, benefactors and funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>the ‘great southern exodus’ of five years ago seems to have slowed </li></ul><ul><li>but many still move away in search of a more appreciative audience, a more supportive community, and a wider range of economic opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Build supportive industry networks that provide pathways for emerging artists to turn their passion into a sustainable enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase the work of Brisbane’s emerging artists – and support them to take their work to wider local and global audiences. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Smart and prosperous city <ul><li>Lighthouse project </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh Futures Dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>support, work shadowing, mentoring, networking and speaking opportunities throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>annual Fresh Futures event to connect with the city’s civic, cultural, intellectual and business leaders </li></ul><ul><li>every 4 years this event ramped up into a Fresh Futures Festival to coincide with Brisbane hosting the Asia Pacific Cities Summit. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Smart young achievers bringing fresh insight and passion that continually refreshes our shared vision for Brisbane. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead: Human Resources and CISP </li></ul><ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>Smart young people are achieving national and international recognition </li></ul><ul><li>many of Brisbane’s smart young people win local, national and international awards </li></ul><ul><li>they attend national and international forums but do not get much opportunity to share that experience when they return </li></ul><ul><li>their passion for the future of Brisbane is informed by amazing experiences, but they have few opportunities to share their insight. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Support our smart young people to participate in national and international experiences, listen to the insights they bring back with them, and get them working alongside us toward achieving Our Shared Vision – Living in Brisbane 2026. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Friendly and safe city <ul><li>Lighthouse project </li></ul><ul><li>Visible Ink South </li></ul><ul><li>a new Visible Ink space supporting an emerging generation of diverse, young, emerging civic leaders who are shaping the culture and identity of these outer southern suburbs </li></ul><ul><li>adapting the successful Visible Ink model to meet local priorities for: cross-cultural programs, employment programs, and local events that build a strong sense of pride and community cohesion. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Connected and engaged young citizens making their own unique contributions to the identity and cohesion of the outer southern suburbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead: Community Services </li></ul><ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>Southern growth corridors </li></ul><ul><li>huge numbers of children and young people growing up in new housing estates and infill developments in outer southern suburbs </li></ul><ul><li>limited access to facilities, programs, public transport, recreation, and employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>cultural diversity, disadvantage, disengaging from school. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Support young people to develop their own initiatives that give fresh expression to Brisbane’s personality. </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to young people at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>Work with young people in growth corridors to develop a sense of identity and pride in their communities. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Clean and Green City Key initiative Green Heart Schools. Professional development and curriculum-linked programs support teachers, while students participate in workshops, excursions, public speaking competition and art show. In 2010-2015 Council will establish a Project Green Heart small grants pool to support and showcase innovative sustainability projects in schools. Outcome: Children and young people who are aware of their impact on the environment, learning sustainability through action in the classroom and schoolyard. Lead: Natural Environment and Sustainability <ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are nurturing generational awareness and responsibility . </li></ul><ul><li>Many Brisbane schools have excellent environment programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people from these schools form significant youth sub-cultures who understand environmental issues, share a generational awareness of their impact on the planet, and assume that they need to lead the way in living more sustainably. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Provide curriculum-based learning opportunities at schools that engage many young people in learning how to make Brisbane more clean and green. </li></ul><ul><li>Support young sustainability advocates to take leadership roles with their friends, families, schools, and communities. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Well designed sub-tropical City <ul><li>Lighthouse project </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase public space project </li></ul><ul><li>design & build 2 great child, youth & senior friendly public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>showcase the best possible universal design in the city’s growth corridors </li></ul><ul><li>bring these spaces to life with public art and performances that celebrate local expressions of Brisbane’s unique identity and culture </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Young designers, business people and early adopters of high density living working together to redefine’ neighbourhood’ and the role of the local park or plaza as a vibrant all-ages place for the community to come together. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead: City Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>Contested public space in the city’s growth corridors </li></ul><ul><li>public space remains contested </li></ul><ul><li>melting pot of diversity, negative perceptions and growing frustration </li></ul><ul><li>rapid population growth and increased density of development in the city’s growth corridors. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture an emerging culture among young people that expects and supports innovative subtropical design and sustainable planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Design, manage and animate public spaces that enhance local identity, inter-generational relations and community cohesion. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Accessible and Connected City <ul><li>Lighthouse project </li></ul><ul><li>Bus design & employment pilot project </li></ul><ul><li>identify bus routes with high levels of patronage by young people </li></ul><ul><li>engage those who are regular passengers on those routes as peer leaders </li></ul><ul><li>encourage their friends in preventing anti-social, damaging and dangerous behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>bus design and employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: Young bus passengers taking the lead in encouraging responsible behaviour among their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead: Brisbane Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>Irresponsible behaviour damaging buses and deterring other passengers </li></ul><ul><li>Council’s bus fleet managers report 20-30 incidents each week where (mostly) young people have put a bus out of service </li></ul><ul><li>damaging it by tagging, slashing seats, scratching windows, smashing windows and fittings, and kicking panels </li></ul><ul><li>repairs cost $2M per year </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Involve young people in designing buses that are fun to travel in. </li></ul><ul><li>Employ young people from areas with high bus patronage as drivers and maintenance workers. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Regional and World City <ul><li>Key initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Social inclusion for International Students. </li></ul><ul><li>events to socialise with other Brisbane young people </li></ul><ul><li>a supportive social infrastructure to link students with services and support </li></ul><ul><li>connect students with business and professional networks in their field </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome: International students, going home with positive experiences of connecting with Brisbane young people with the same interests or in the same line of work. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead: Community Services </li></ul><ul><li>Key finding </li></ul><ul><li>International students are isolated and vulnerable. </li></ul><ul><li>approximately 80, 000 in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>up 26% on the previous year </li></ul><ul><li>highly visible </li></ul><ul><li>particular vulnerabilities - easy targets </li></ul><ul><li>often express a strong desire to socialise with locals, but can come and go without making significant connections </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Support visiting international students to access services and make ongoing connections with locals who share the same personal and professional interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Build skills and connections among young civic, business, professional and community leaders that enhance relations with cities in the Asia-Pacific region. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Outcomes sought <ul><li>Outcomes sought from EMT: </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback today on strategic directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Final feedback from Divisions (by 19 March). </li></ul>