Empowering Youth in the Inner West and Surrounds to Realise Their Full Potential
Midjuburi Youth Resource Centre
Marrickville Youth Resource Centre (MYRC) is a not-for-profit incorporated community organisation that provides a safe and creative place for young people aged 12 to 24 years living in the Inner West area. We are a centre for young people that celebrates the diversity of youth culture and provides a safe place for young people to engage in creative activities and develop vocational skills. We specialise in individualised support and casework for young people and their families, alternative education and providing recreational activities, including after-school and school holiday programs.
All programs provided are at low or no cost. MYRC was established in 1985 and has built up a service that provides support based on an understanding of the needs of young people in the Inner West area. MYRC aims to be the catalyst to empower young people to be their most independent and resilient selves. To achieve this, MYRC leans on many well-established programs, including Recreational Afternoons, Residential Brunch, Girl’s Club, School Holiday Programs, and Ready for Work courses. Street Art workshops have also proven to be a well-established and popular program at the centre. Throughout this year, MYRC has also established a more substantial online presence which assisted with continued service delivery throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
MYRC has a team of experienced and passionate staff and is governed by a voluntary board of local people with skills in finance, law, business, community services, technology, education, program and policy development and strategic planning. We collaborate with other community associations in the area to enable us to provide the best possible services for the young people in the Inner West. We have also forged partnerships in the local council, government and education to help address the needs of our youth.