For Teens

Australian Youth Band, Ashwood
Victoria’s Premier Youth Marching and Concert Band. Rehearses Saturday mornings at Parkhill Primary School. Jnr Ensemble AMEB 2+, Snr Ensemble AMEB 5+. Ph. 0402 912 772 w:

Bao Lin Teens Meditation Class
94A High St, Glen Iris. Sat 7‒9pm fortnightly. Learn to find the lost art of mindfulness in this digital age and discover happiness through Zen meditation. Classes are free! w: Chungtai  ph: 9813 8922.

Box Hill Jiu Jitsu
Self-defence oriented martial arts training held at Aqualink Box Hill. Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Beginner’s welcome. For more information go to Box Hill Jiu Jitsu or email:

Connecting Teens, Ashwood
Social group (13–18 yrs); Power N’hood House, 54 Power Ave. For all teenagers – esp. high functioning with Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD. Ph. 9807 3589; e:

Cruzin Study Homework Support Program
Provides free homework support this year to young people during school terms. Based in Box Hill, it provides support for 12–25 year olds. Get extra help with secondary school, TAFE and uni subjects, including English, history, maths, biology and literature. Thursdays 4–6pm at Box Hill Library, 1040 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. Free Wi-Fi, printing, copying, computers and refreshments. Phone 9898 9340. Email:

Epee and Sabre Fencing
Learn Olympic sport of the sword, Fencing! Beginner classes every term. Sat. 10-11:30am; Tues. 7:30-9pm. All equipment provided. Ph. 0450 556 330  w:

Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc., Blackburn
Groups hold monthly meetings at 1 Gardenia Street, Blackburn. Established in 1880 to stimulate interest in our natural environment and to preserve and protect Australian flora and fauna. Special interest groups: Botany, Fauna, Fungi, Geology, Marine Research, Microscopy, Terrestrial Invertebrates. Thriving Juniors group. Visitors are welcome at meetings for small fee. Find calendar, membership form and full info about FNCV at

Girl Guides
Local age-specific groups welcome girls (6-10yrs; 10-13yrs; 14+).Weekly programs focus on new skills &challenges, self-respect, leadership & outdoors (incl. Camps). w:

Homework Help Club, Surrey Hills
Run by young adults during school term, free tutoring Yrs 7-10: Maths, English, Science. Fri. 5:30-7pm. St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills.

Jells parkrun, Jells Park, Jells Road, Wheeler’s Hill
Saturdays 7:50am–9:15am. Come and join our great community of parkrunners for a free, weekly, timed 5km run/jog/walk.  Register for your barcode, print it out and bring it along. You can use your barcode at any parkrun in the world! e:  w:

Nunawading & District Lapidary Club
Nunawading Community Hub, 96 Springvale Rd. Club night 2nd Wed. Mineral group 3rd Wed. Juniors (12-16) Sat 1-4. Cut & polish gems & silver work.

Do you like to do something different each week, make new friends, expand your world? Scouting offers an exciting and varied program for youth (boys and girls) aged between 5–25. Joey Scouts 5–7 years, Cub Scouts 8–10 years, Scouts 11–14 years, Venturers 14–17 years, Rovers 18–25 years, Leaders 18+. For more details and to find your local group visit

Victorian Button Collectors Club, Burwood East
Start a new fun hobby – button collecting. Our Club welcomes more young members.  Study collectible sewing buttons and share knowledge; appreciate the beauty and history of buttons. 8pm second Tuesdays (except January) in Fellowship Room of  Burwood Heights Uniting Church (A-frame), corner of Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road, Burwood East. Phone Robyn 9884 5675. Email:

Waverley Gem Club
Central Reserve, Glen Waverley, enter from Springvale road and we are under the old grandstand. Ages 11 upward. Learn working with gemstones. Join us for field trips with parents & find your own gems. Ph. 9561 4027.

Whitehorse Chevaliers Fancing Club, Nunawading
‘All ages’ beginners, coaching & equipment provided. Free trial sessions available. 16-20 Silver Grove, Nunawading. Ph. 0450 556 330  w:

Youth Education Support Inc.(YES)
Gain work experience in various areas, window display, admin., etc., while assisting disadvantaged young people. Location: Forest Hill. Ph. 9894 0992.

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