Recently, 20 local youths aged between 12 and 19 years of age in Blackwater and Emerald worked together to develop Murals at the local PCYC.
The beautiful Mural, developed in collaboration with Anglicare Central Queensland, the Emerald and Blackwater PCYC, Emerald Disability Services and Youth Justice, was designed and created by local youth under the mentorship and guidance of Christian Griffiths from The Sauce Studio.
The colours for the Mural were established to compliment this year’s Youth Week colours and each Mural took two days to complete.
Participants taking part expressed a desire to get involved and this was a perfect way for them to give back to the communities that support them, learn new skills and to create a positive stake within the community by taking ownership of the project.
Youth Services Team Leader, Hayley Finger said that it was awesome to work with participants to create these Murals. The project made for a very successful partnership both with great outcomes for the young people and the Agencies involved.
Many participants stated that they learnt new skills and were very proud of their artwork, proudly showing off their Murals afterwards to family and friends.
Anglicare Central Queensland’s Youth Service works with young people from 12 to 18 years. We provide early intervention for young people at risk to prevent harm, homelessness and negative health outcomes, and to ensure our young people are engaged and actively contributing members of their community.
To find out more about this service, call our friendly team on 1300 769 814.