NSW Service

This service is based in Sydney, NSW. It is not associated with Queensland St George Youth Service. To visit the Queensland website click here.

Keep It Safe Project                                                                                                          

The “Keep it Safe” (KIS) Project aims to improve the wellbeing of youth in St George by coordinating a team of youth Peer Educators who talk to other young people about health issues such as sexual health and alcohol and other drug use.

The KIS team visit a range of areas including bus and train stations, parks and beaches, as well as shopping centres and community events such as Youth Week activities and Festivals.  They also have been doing educational activities in schools.

They use a range of interactive activities including quizzes and competitions to educate young people about alcohol and other drugs potential harms, and sexual health.

The KIS team also provide information about the range of services available to support young people. Health pamphlets and information cards are given out too.

The KIS Project is coordinated by St George Youth Services and is funded by South East Sydney Local Health District.

For more information about the project and its activities please contact the KIS Project Officer on 9556 1769 or  communityprojects@stgeorgeyouth.org

 

~ Media Report ~

The "Keep It Safe" Peer Educators commented on a research study about the way young people get their information about sex and relationships. It was posted in "The Leader" newspaper ! To check it out, click here.