The U-Turn Project
The U-Turn Project is a new youth initiative, which aims to reduce the rate of juvenile crime in the City of Greater Geraldton.
Developed in 2016, the initiative was created in response to anti-social behaviour from young people and encourages them to put their energy into making a difference in the community.
A dedicated U-Turn team continuously come up with new activities to inspire, motivate and nurture participants to be ambassadors for positive change.
Each activity is designed to highlight the importance of cultural identity, respect, solidarity and trust.
Activities the U-Turn Project have successfully run include:
- Urban Art Workshops
- Dismantle Bike Rebuilding Course
- Indigenous Hip Hop Dance Program
- Friday Night Footy
- Cooking at the Mullewa Youth Centre
- School Holiday Program
The U-Turn team meet with service providers, business owners and community members frequently to provide greater insight in relation to activities being delivered to divert young people away from crime.
The program accepts referrals from Youth Justice and WA Police and is proudly supported by the Department of Attorney General.
Check out some of the work the U-Turn Project has accomplished so far:
Want to refer someone to the U-Turn Project? Contact the City on 9956 6600.