Engadine District Youth Services launch YouTube channel to promote youth's contributions to their community

Web launch: The team from Engadine District Youth Services, Kim, Irena, Pablo and Nathan, with Heathcote MP Lee Evans promote a new online channel in the community.

Web launch: The team from Engadine District Youth Services, Kim, Irena, Pablo and Nathan, with Heathcote MP Lee Evans promote a new online channel in the community.

Young people in Sutherland Shire have been given a funding boost with a creative spin.

Engadine District Youth Services, part of Sutherland Shire Family Services, launched EDYS TV - a YouTube web series funded by the NSW government's youth opportunities grant.

The initiative's goal is to connect young people to their community by giving them a platform to voice their perspectives, while getting them job-ready with media skills production training.

The first episode was launched this month, and is the first of a 12-part series with episodes being released fortnightly.

EDYS is the longest running independent youth centre in NSW, facilitating connection in the shire for more than 40 years.

It provides information, education, advocacy and support for young people aged 12-18 and their families. It also runs a drop-in centre, group programs to build resilience, self-esteem and confidence.

Let by EDYS youth worker Nathan Williams, the series deliver the episodes all which are created, produced and edited by youth.

Episodes will showcase young people engaging with the community and include highlights of events, activities, businesses, and entertainment.

The program aims to provide a platform for young people to express themselves, demonstrate their talents, and promote their community.

"We want EDYS TV to showcase the best of the Shire in a way that is relevant to young people, and engages them in the community," Mr Williams said.

"We are harnessing the advantages of technology to help create new ways for young people to express themselves, connect with each other and the community at large."

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