Youth Programs

Forbes Shire Council is a safe and welcoming community. The Forbes Shire boasts a large calendar of events targeting youth specifically, which include but is not limited to Youth Week, School Holiday Programs and the year 5 excursion aimed at fostering inclusion and building positive relationships.

Following are the upcoming events planned for the Forbes Shire:

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Fit for Life is an entry level activity using boxing, incidental education and mentoring to encourage disengaged and at risk young people to connect with PCYC NSW and re-engage with schools in a youth friendly, physically and culturally safe environment.This program will focus on fitness, engagement with local Police and the local community, impacting change, positive growth and inclusion. The program has delivered positive outcomes increasing school attendance, improved attentiveness and behaviour which provides mental health and general well-being benefits.The program is based around the 5 core principles of PCYC – commitment, resilience, integrity, citizenship and respect, which are taught through core messages and reinforced through sporting activity.

Participants will be offered Transport to the venue then to school each morning that they will be attending the program. Morning boxing sessions with Police and other positive adult mentors will provide both physical fitness and opportunities for incidental learning on a range of topics through one-to-one communication.  A healthy breakfast will be provided to all participants with opportunities to talk about nutrition and its links with fitness, health and wellbeing. Personal hygiene and presentation is another key facet of this program and shower facilities will also be on offer before returning back to school.

This program is a part of the Police Commissioners ‘Rise Up’ strategy aimed at engaging disengaged and at-risk youth.– here is a little video about it;

Venue: Forbes North School Hall  
Date: Wednesday Morning 
Time: 7:30am-8:30pm 
Cost: Free
*Transport is available to and from this activity

Pool Inflatable! 

The pool inflatable is once again making an appearance during the summer school holidays! Join us at the Olympic Pool for the on water obstacle course! 
*Swimmers must be aged 6 years and over, and be able to swim 25m unassisted. 

Location: Forbes Olympic Pool, Johnson Street 
Date: Friday 29 January, 2021 and Saturday 30 January, 2021
Time: 10:30am-2:30pm both days 
Cost:Pool Entry Fees apply

Swim Up Movie- Do Little!

Forbes Shire Council and Lifeguarding Services Australia invite the community to attend a swim up movie at the Forbes Town Pool! Bring a pool inflatable or a chair!

Location: Forbes Olympic Pool, Johnson Street 
Date: Saturday 30 January, 2021
Time: 8pm onwards 
Cost:Pool Entry Fees apply

Adulting101 - Youth Opportunities Program!

Forbes Shire Council is excited to provide 10 week educational program for young people in the Forbes Shire aged 16-25 years for FREE,  thanks to funding received from the Department of Communities and Justice.

This program will see 20 young people who live, work or play within the Forbes Shire receive 10 completely free training opportunities delivered outside of school hours, commencing in February 2021. Including accredited First Aid, CPR and Barista Training. 

For more information Contact Council's Youth Officer, Sarah Williams on 02 6850 2300 or 

To view the schedule: click here  (PDF 941.8KB)
To register: Click here  (DOCX 57KB)