Youngtown Learning Site concludes with community celebration

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The Launceston suburb of Youngtown was celebrated today as the City of Launceston’s ABCDE Learning Site prepares to shift focus to Kings Meadows.

Now in its fifth year, the Council’s ABCDE Learning Site initiative aims to support local communities to reach their potential.

The program has previously spent 12 months each in the suburbs of Rocherlea, Ravenswood, Mowbray and, most recently, Youngtown.

The Council today officially celebrated the conclusion of the Youngtown Learning Site program at the South Launceston Football Club, with more than 50 Youngtown residents in attendance.

The Youngtown Learning Site resulted in a range of community projects, including a short film by local students called ‘Dear Youngtown’, historical research into South Launceston Football Club memorabilia, new women’s workshops, new signage at Franklin Village, the establishment of a Launceston Tool Library, and more.

dear Youngtown, a letter to our community from Action Crew 7172 on Vimeo.

Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the Youngtown community had been enthusiastic supporters of the Learning Site initiative, and he hoped the program would also be able to make a positive difference in Kings Meadows.

“The Learning Site program is an opportunity for communities to tell us what they love about where they live, what their suburb’s strengths are, and what opportunities lie ahead,” Mayor van Zetten said.

“It’s been great to see the various projects that have arisen over the past 12 months.”

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