Supporting Youth


Youth Zone

We are a no judgement Drop In Centre and service provider supporting local youth in our community.

Youth Zone drop-in centre provides a safe space for young people from 10-21 years to make new friends, build relationships, gain confidence, build resilience and aspiration.

There is a range of activities available such as pool, video games, chill-out room, basketball court, and youth workers to speak to. We believe hanging out with friends in a welcoming and positive environment is beneficial to our youth in their busy lives.

We provide 1:1 support and mentoring to young people if they want or need support, guidance, and a friendly face to chat to. They can help with things like goal setting, basic strategies to manage and cope, and figuring out which support is the best fit for them. This mentoring is completely confidential, and all based on young people’s voices being heard and respected.


  • Life skills such as cooking, health and wellbeing activities, resume writing and preparing for employment.
  • Registered Condom Credit Card provider.
  • We welcome group visits to provide an introduction to our services and create a connection for young people who can access the youth centre


3Bridges Youth Services  
643A King Georges Road
Penshurst, 2222

Located behind the Hurstville Aquatic Centre

Opening hours

Youth Services – Staff Available
Monday – Friday | 10am – 6pm

Youth Zone – during school term
Tuesday | 3pm – 5pm for ages 10-13 yrs
Wednesday | 4:00pm – 6:30pm for ages 16- 21 yrs
Thursday | Friday 3:00pm – 7:30pm for ages 12-18 yrs

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Student Wellbeing and Engagement Program (SWEEP)

Our Student Wellbeing & Engagement program collaborates with local primary and high schools to place qualified Child & Family Workers or Youth Development Workers within their school. These workers can support with 1:1 support, goal setting, case work, outreach, delivering group programs, whole-of-school interventions, and holistic wellbeing strategies. SWEEP looks different in every school and for every young person, and always aims to support the engagement with education through supporting wellbeing. Currently in 8 schools in South Eastern Sydney, SWEEP has the benefit of being connected with an established broader team and organisation, enabling referrals to be made quickly and supports and programs delivered timely.

Burbangana Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program

This free program supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people aged 15-24 in South Eastern Sydney to kick their education, training, employment and support goals. All young people are connected with a Mentor and a Youth Worker, and supported with one-on-one mentoring, training days, group programs, family drop in, and cultural programs. All mentors and staff are trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander workers in the local area.

Targeted Early Intervention School Programs

Connect & Respect

A 7 week small-group program informed by CBT and ACT approaches, Connect and Respect focusses on healthy relationships, consent and developing and respecting boundaries in a culturally-aware and inclusive way. Through activities and discussion, young people develop this understanding of how to connect to their friends, families, and relationships through a positive mindset.

Connect Within

A targeted 7 week small-group program focused on building emotional awareness through self-reflection, mindfulness, and group activities. This mindfulness, CBT, and ACT informed program aims to strengthen existing emotional resilience and increase emotional regulation capabilities within young people.

My Community Through My Eyes

A 6 week targeted program using photography and outreach to connect young people to their local community. Sessions include identity, isolation and storytelling, and ends with an exhibition of young people’s work in their local school.

Taking The Lead

A term-based program that aims to support young people showing leadership qualities to build capacity and understanding in this space. Youth Workers look to form relationships, demonstrate leadership, and engage using sport to support the growth of leadership skills. Young people then have the option to facilitate games and activities learnt throughout the program to younger people in their school context, to demonstrate and put in place their leadership skills.

Chicks Clique

A year-long program with monthly sessions, supporting a small group of female-identifying young people to have a space to talk about friendships, relationships, changing bodies, online safety, and more.

Wellbeing Sessions

Flexible programs aimed to meet identified needs from your school. These can cover a range of topics including resilience, self-care, time management, relationships, transitions and capacity building for young people. This is often done as a whole day or multiple day one-off programs for year groups or cohorts within schools.

Indigenous Learning Program

The Indigenous Learning Program is targeted to support cultural knowledge and connection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their communities. The program supports building Blak history knowledge and awareness through the ROOTS module, storytelling and connection through yarning and art elements, and connection with history and sport through The Indigenous Games modules (TIG).

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