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




Upcoming Events

Glow Run

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Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention

Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention

Youth Off the Streets National Scholarships Program

Do you know a deserving young person who could benefit from extra support to get them through their education? Then the Youth Off the Streets National Scholarship Program could be just what you’re looking for.

The National Scholarship Program celebrates the talents and strengths of young people in Australia who exhibit promise but lack the personal support networks and resources that will allow them to fulfill their potential.

Nominations close 13th April 2018. Follow link for more information.

Rutherford Skate/Scooter Comp

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