A teenager has earned grants to provide more youth entertainment in Maude St Mall on Friday afternoons.CHLOE WARBURTON March 25, 2014 6:21am
Keeping people entertained: Alaina Tuckett will put on activities in the Maude St Mall on Friday night for young people.
After watching teenagers hang around aimlessly in Shepparton’s Maude St Mall on a Friday afternoon, Alaina Tuckett decided she wanted to give young people something to do.
Thanks to a $2500 grant from Greater Shepparton City Council and a $500 contribution from youth organisation Word and Mouth, Miss Tuckett, 17, has planned weeks of Friday night activities for the mall from 3.30
She originally applied for the grant with a general idea of putting on activities for young people, but the idea solidified one Friday night when she was in the mall.
‘‘One night I came down here and realised it had been deteriorating. A lot of people were hanging around with nothing to do,’’ she said.
‘‘I thought, why not organise something for them to do? Everything will be free. I’ve got a lot of girly ideas for activities like tie-dying and making dream-catchers, but I need some ideas for what guys would like to do as well.
‘‘I’m hoping someone will suggest some to me.’’
Miss Tuckett said she was waiting for a permit and was hoping to run the activities for eight to 10 weeks.
‘‘I hear a lot of young people say there’s nothing to do. I think there’s lots to do, but they don’t always make themselves aware of it,’’ she said.
‘‘This is a way for us to find out what young people want.’’
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