For Teens

Art for Teens, Camberwell
Camberwell Community Centre, 33 Fairholm Grove, Camberwell. An enriching and relaxing program of painting, drawing and 3D work. Wednesdays, 6:30–8pm during term. $155 for 8 weeks. Materials included. Phone 9882 2611.

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
Teen social group (13-18 years); meets twice monthly at Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood. Experience friendship in safe, supported social setting. Suits high functioning teens with Autism, Asperger’s or ADHD. Fun outings, games nights plus more. Phone Carol 9807 3589. Email:

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:

Dear Holly
(Or Dear Olly for guys.) What advice would you give to young people? Send your words via postcard to the Dear Holly Project. DearHolly is an ongoing community project in which people send in advice to the teenagers of today via the back of a postcard. The advice cards are published online weekly.

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

Hung Gar Yau Shu Martial Arts School
Unit 20, 137 Rooks Road, Nunawading. Email: There is a regular class every Sunday 9am–12:30pm. Instruction in Judo, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Chinese Lion Dancing and Chinese Drumming. All welcome – first class is free!

Jells Park Run, Wheeler’s Hill
Saturdays 8am–9:30am. Free 5km run – it’s you against the clock. Jells Park, Waverley Road, Wheelers Hill. You must register before first run. Take printed copy of your barcode. Email:

Nunawading & District Lapidary Club
2 Silver Grove, Nunawading. The Club meets in the Clubrooms at 8pm on the second Wednesday each month (except January).  Members meet and talk together.  Lectures or demonstrations are arranged for most nights.  These are provided by members or guest speakers. Teens welcome for theory and cutting. Learn the art of cutting stone, etc. All welcome. No charge or donation. Mineral and stone, special nights.

Refresh @ Avenue Neighbourhood House
One-year program delivered during school terms. Alternative education program for 15-19 year olds to give them the opportunity to achieve their full potential. On completion participants can achieve Certificates in General Education for Adults. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. Phone 9808 2000. Email:

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 6–25. Joey Scouts 6–7 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

Sewing for Teens
Bowen Street Community Centre, 102 Bowen St, Camberwell. Learn how to set up your machine and go home with a groovy pair of PJs. Ph.98890791 w: or email:

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:

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 ConneXions, Box Hill
Information, support and referral centre for 12–24 year olds. Free services: computer/internet use; phone, fax, photocopier; employment assistance, resume writing, education options; accommodation; use of table tennis and pool tables; and more. Open 1–5pm weekdays. Take lift next to Platform 3 in Box Hill Centro (Suite 2, Level 1, Box Hill Centro South). No appointment necessary. Phone Youth ConneXions on 9898 9340 or email

Youth Group at AUC, Ashburton
Fortnightly social activities, 6:30-8:30pm on Saturday nights for all high school ages. If you would like to attend or for more information contact Henry Lam. Email:

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