RYDON Inc [Regional Youth Development Officers Network] is a network of Youth Development Officers from the Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter and Wyong Local Government Areas.
RYDON’s primary purpose is to focus on community development activities that will assist young people to access community resources and opportunities.
- This is done through:
- Promoting coordination, cooperation and networking between providers of services to young people;
- Lobbying government and other relevant bodies on behalf of young people and providers of services to young people;
- Supporting, organising and providing training for those working with young people;
- Representing the interest of young people and those working with young people