KALOF (Council’s Youth Development Team) regularly attends local high schools to educate about local services and connect teenagers to relevant programs and resources.
What does a visit entail?
Activations usually involve a stall and consultation activity to gather students feedback on important plans and proposals that Council may be considering such as social or community plans and environmental policies, as well as a giveaway of KALOF prizes (e.g. water bottles, sunglasses, tote bags etc.). A Youth Development Officer or other relevant Council Officer will also speak to students at assembly or during year meetings to inform them of relevant programs, events or opportunities available through Council, or to promote other local services.
Organise KALOF to visit your school
The team regularly engages with schools throughout the year to run activations, speak at assembly or get involved in a school run event or school fete.
If you're a teacher at a Northern Beaches high school and would like to have Council's Youth Development Team attend your school please get in touch.
Recent projects with schools
In term 4 2020, the Youth Development team have visited a number of local high schools on the Northern Beaches including the Beach School, Manly High, Oxford Falls Grammar, Stella Maris, Davidson High and the German International School to speak to students about Council's Better Together Social Sustainability Strategy to ensure youth voices are represented in future community planning.
We also partnered with the Northern Beaches Youth Interagency to run the All About YOUth Forum wellbeing workshops in schools in 2020.
Current recruitment from high school students
Council is currently seeking interest from high schools that would like senior students (16+) or teachers to participate in Suicide Prevention Community Gatekeeper Training. If your school would like senior students, your student leadership team, or teachers to participate in the 60-90 minute online training, please get in touch.
We are also happy to speak to students and teachers about the program during a school engagement or activation.