Collingwood Youth Drop-In

Boys Group runs during school terms on Friday Nights, where young people hang out, eat dinner, and have fun! Boys Group is a social and emotional support program for young people over 8 years old. Boys Group seeks to provide young people with positive role models and encourages the expression of feelings and emotions. Dinner and transport from North Melbourne are provided.

Contact 03 96636733 or email

Who runs this program?

Meet Ria!
Youth Development Practitioner (she/they)

Ria has been working alongside young people since she was a young and somewhat confused person herself! She started working as a youth facilitator when she was 17 and learned a lot about what it means to listen to and work with young people of all identities. She has prioritised supporting young POC and has worked with development agencies based in India to promote sexual health and autonomy. They now co-run a Naarm-based non-profit that focusses on engaging young people in social change through local arts and music, and also loves to DJ at events in Naarm. She brings her passion for community engagement, creativity and youth empowerment to her role as Youth Development Practitioner on the drum’s Drop-In programs in Collingwood and Richmond.


Meet Faly!
Peer Leader (he/him)

Faly is our Peer Leader who works on our Collingwood Drop In and Richmond Mix programs. He is passionate about uplifting young people and building community. He recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Development as he has plans to go home to Madagascar to run locally based projects, however his focus is currently dedicated towards empowering young people in Naarm. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, playing sport and socialising with friends and family.