FOOD, games, competitions and a slip ‘n’ slide will all be available to teenagers at The Deck in Raymond Terrace on Friday.
Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services (PSFNS), who run the youth drop-in centre at The Deck in Kangaroo Street, will host an open night on April 17 for Youth Week.
Open to teenagers aged between 14 and 18, the Youth Week event would start at 3pm and wrap up at 6.30pm.
‘‘It doesn’t matter if you’re in school or not, or where are you are from,’’ the service’s Kate Bailey said.
‘‘We’re hoping to get as many people from everywhere to the drop-in centre.’’
PSFNS’s drop-in centre is open each Thursday and Friday from 3pm.
Ms Bailey said staff thought it would be a good idea to let young people know the service was available by hosting a Youth Week event during its usual hours of operation.
Youths who attended Friday’s open night would be able to socialise with others, play some games, win some prizes, grab a meal and have fun.
‘‘Our main events include a slip ‘n’ slide and a DJ, but we will also be providing food, and offering many different activities and competitions,’’ Ms Bailey said.
The Deck is the big blue building located in Kangaroo Street in Raymond Terrace.
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