Engadine District Youth Service About EDYS EDYS Services Events For Schools For Parents EDYS News What We Do Youth Programs Engadine District Youth Service About us EDYS is a dynamic and creative and a space for young people aged 12 – 18 years to gather, socialise and express themselves and explore possibilities. We are an alcohol and drug free youth centre, where you have access to experienced youth professionals who foster relationships, encourage development, and promote independence. Oh yeah, and did we mention we have free Wi-Fi? What we doThere is so much to do at EDYS! From our social space, café and music/multimedia facilities, through to our group programs, holiday experiences or locally run & supported events, the place is a hive of activity! Who we help• Young people aged 12 – 18 years• Parents, carers or families of young people Our Amazing TeamWe have some amazing members of our team who genuinely want to help, and do everything they can to create an environment where you can grow! Nathan is passionate about Life, people, philosophy and entertainment. He brings all of these passions together to create an energetic and electric vibe when he’s in the building. He is an award-winning artist and music producer with a wealth of industry knowledge. If you haven’t had a chance to sit and talk with him yet, beware he will expand your ‘imagi-nathan’ Pablo is a vaporwave listening, two-wheel riding, sarcastic, tattoo displaying, free thinking, 30-something year old who got into youth work in 2010. He works from a strengths based perspective to plant seeds for young people to think for themselves, go against the status quo, foster positivity & connection to your world, have the best human experience ever and pass all the good things along to the next generation. Irena is a youth and family worker at EDYS, and is inspired by her passion to make a difference to the livesof young people and families. She is curious to understand each person as an individual, and this curiosity paves the way for working together to help bring out your inner strengths and tap into your resilience. In her spare time, Irena practices mindfulness, loves writing and working on creative projects, and adores spending time with pets and loved ones. You may see Amber hanging around as she runs the Love Bites program in high schools all across the Shire, but chooses to make EDYS her home base. She is all about good coffee, good food and good convos. Give her something to organise, put on some old school r’n’b and she’s in her element. She’s got a knack for being positive, seeing young people for who they really are and encouraging them to use their gifts and talents to make a difference for themselves and the world around them. Kim is the Centre Manager at EDYS. She has been supporting young people through her work for over 15 years. Kim is a great listener, loves hearing new ideas, having good conversations, and making things happen. She has a passion for yoga and mindfulness, learning, creating connections and focussing on strengths and change. You’ll see her around EDYS and doing things behind the scenes to support the team, programs and centre – pop in anytime and say Hi! Parent InfoWe are glad you want to know more about us, and hope that together, we can support your teen to grow into an amazing resilient, self sufficient adult that knows their talents and the uniqueness and brilliance they bring to the world. We have a special section on our website just for parents – which gives you more info about not only who we are and what we do, but how and why we do it. We’re here not just for your kids, but you as well. Get in touch and let us help you on the toughest job you’ll ever do – parent a teen!