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Media Release: Youth Services website posts early points with users

By May 12, 2010May 16th, 2010No Comments

Council’s new Youth Services website is already proving popular among cyber citizens after generating around 4000 page views in its first month online.

Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Alex Makin, has been busy checking out the new site on his mobile phone and was impressed with its user-friendly layout and contemporary design.

“All you have to do is log on to and you’re a click away from all the information you need on the City of Maroondah’s youth services, programs and events,” Cr Makin said.

“There’s information for about youth-related services and advice, and young people can stay up-to-date with what’s happening at EV’s Youth Centre,” Cr Makin said.

“Local young people have played a big role in helping to develop the site and deserve a pat on the back for the assistance they’ve given to Maroondah Youth Services over the development phase of the project,” Cr Makin said.

It’s been a busy period for young people in Maroondah, with 20 students completing a challenging self confidence and life skills program last week during Council’s annual Young Leaders initiative.

Cr Makin said the personal development program was again well received by participants, who learned skills they could apply in their daily lives.

“The program aimed to empower young people to participate more confidently and effectively in their school and community by assisting them to develop and refine their skill and knowledge in regards to leadership, communication, participation, group dynamics, decision making, public speaking, assertiveness and conflict resolution,” Cr Makin said.

Cr Makin said a second phase to the Young Leaders Program – a Community Action Project – would again be held in 2010.

To find out more about Council’s Youth Services phone Youth Programs Worker Railey Orger on 9298 5701 or visit

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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