Collingwood Youth Drop-In

Every Wednesday during the school term from 3.30 – 6.00 pm, come hang out at the Youth Space @ 253 Hoddle Street. Eat snacks, play games or just hang out and chat. We sometimes cook, make art or music so if you have an idea for a fun activity that we can do, let us know!

Collingwood Youth Drop-In is fully supervised by the drum Youth Services and is funded by the City of Yarra.

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.