Cooloola Coast Youth Activity Project

Zach Hassell and Braden Gray line up their shots Image Teah Mallo

Zach Hassell and Braden Gray line up their shots Image Teah Mallo

“It’s the small steps that make up a long journey. Looking back on how far YAP has come in the last few years I can only imagine where we’re going to be in the future.” President Jess Milne is ecstatic to have more youth members join the organisation.

“These kids are making the effort to turn up to meetings and bring their ideas. I encourage their planning input into events as they can take these skills into their adult lives whether it’s home or work.”

YAP’s mission is to provide safe social and mentoring opportunities. Activities are provided as a meeting point for youth for a few hours, regardless of whether they participate in the activity.  Just as long as respectful behaviour is displayed, anyone is welcome to come along and be part of the group.

Off the back of the successful Awesome Archery activity the Tin Can Bay SSAA is generously hosting an Air Rifle session on November 11 for YAP participants. President Jess Milne is excited by this partnership between associations and the development of patience, discipline and concentration that this activity will provide.

Running from 12-2pm, the session is open to 11-18-year-olds and all equipment is supplied. Conditions do apply and participants will need appropriate identification with parental consent. There are limited places so bookings are essential.

A Day at the Bay Beach will be held on November 25 on the Tin Can Bay foreshore in Wes Mitchell park from 12-2pm. The tide will be high so get ready to be wet. BBQ and drinks will be available so come and enjoy a lazy lunch by the water. Parents must supervise their own children in the water.

If you have an idea for an activity/event or would like to be involved as a youth member then give Jess a call on 0411 218 254 or email

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