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Auburn Youth Centre

AYCafe @ Auburn Youth Centre


For 31 years Auburn Youth Centre (AYC) has been providing support to disadvantaged youth of Western Sydney. In 2017/18 AYC supported 1059 young people aged 12 -24. Over 50% of young people supported were born overseas coming from 60 different countries. 45% of participants were young woman.

Our area is one of the most disadvantaged being in the bottom 15% of areas for socio economic disadvantage in NSW. Youth disengagement is  46% higher than the average for Greater Sydney. 1 in 8 young people aged 15 - 24  are neither working or undertaking education. 

AYC has created a training kitchen and cafe, simply named AYCafe. AYCafe will be staffed by youth trainees supported by experienced and qualified supervisors and youth workers. It will both a functional cafe and catering business as well as a personal development project. Young people will be provided free certified training, language support, emotional guidance and practical experience that will lead them into work in the hospitality Industry. The barriers of language, culture, trauma and poverty being addressed through employment training in a community support setting.

Our big dream for the next 2 years is to have a self-sustaining café and catering business, training diversification from hospitality, over 3000 young people having received support through the project and 140 young people employed. To do this we need community support. We need money to pay for certified training, supervisors to oversee the cafe opening 6 days a week, uniforms and ingredients. We will continue to run free school holiday programs, free music tuition, free after school programs and free events for our young people. With your financial support we can make a difference in the lives of many young people and their families.

AYC believes that by 2021 our business will fully support an expanded project. Your donation will help us achieve this goal and to help disadvantaged youth find work.

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Contact Details

Wyatt Park Sports Complex Church St


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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.