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Julia Reserve offers a number of specialist support programs that meet unique needs for local young people. These supports enable equity in programming across the centre to ensure the space is inclusive for all local young people. 

Rainbow Advocacy Youth Network (RAYN)

The RAYN program, delivered by Big Yellow Umbrella is a support and social group for young people aged 12-17 who identify as a part of the LGBTIQA+ community. The RAYN group operates from Julia Reserve Youth & Community Centre on Wednesdays during school terms from 4pm-5.30pm. For more information please email;

Rise Youth

Rise Youth is a short term intervention program for young people in years 8-10 who are disengaged or are at risk of disengaging from education and/or training. The program is aimed at supporting young people to identify and address barriers to regular attendance at school by engaging in weekly small group activities and workshops, as well as being supported to identify and work toward achieving their education goals. For referrals and inquiries please email;

School Leavers Employment Support (SLES)

Delivered by The Disability Trust, the SLES program is an ability support program that supports young people who have recently left school to find meaningful employment and prepares them for the next stages of their life. Utilizing a Strengths based approach, staff work with you to build your capacity, skills and knowledge. For more information about this program please reach out to The Disability Trust’s Client Service Manager Mary Ann Tohme (02 8582 1371) or Sydney’s SLES Facilitator (02 4610 8707)

Northcott’s Vocational Skills & Employment Training Program 

The Northcott Vocational Skills and support team utilise the Julia Reserve kitchen on Wednesdays providing life skills to their youth aged clients. The Julia Reserve kitchen provides an opportunity for these young people to learn barrister, cooking and food handling skills. For more information please contact the Northcott Campbelltown office on 1800 818 286 

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