Youth Services

The Mish

The Mish is City Mission's youth focussed service for those aged 13-25.

With the support of our mentors, participants grow in self-awareness, ambition and resilience. It is our mission to empower young people, giving hope for a brighter future.

The Mish provides two core services; one-to-one mentoring to help young people to achieve their goals and a suite of engagement programs that are tailor-made to build capacity within young people. All programs operate within school terms.

Located in Frederick St, Launceston, we offer a safe, inclusive, welcoming space where everyone is valued.

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The Mish

Youth Mentoring

Mentoring is offered in Launceston and on the North West coast. The program provides positive role models to individuals who may require extra support navigating life’s hurdles. Our mentors create a safe, non-judgmental relationship, assisting young people to work towards their goals and dreams. Mentors typically meet with clients on a weekly basis for about an hour and can organise to meet on-site during school hours.

Youth Mentoring

Programs

With our great range of programs, there's something on offer for everyone.Current programs in Launceston include:

➜ Art

Monday 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Art Program is an opportunity for young people to express thoughts, feelings and experiences in a creative way. Participants explore and develop their skills using different art mediums and practices in a positive environment.

➜ Music

Wednesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Music Program is an outlet for self-expression, a space for experimentation and provides regular opportunities to perform. Budding musicians can learn guitar or build upon existing musicianship including recording and song-writing.

➜ Culinary skills

Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Our culinary program is a great way for program participants to gain an understanding of the hospitality industry, however, learning to cook is also an essential life skill.

As a participant, students get a chance to try their hand at baking and patisserie, creating delectable treats that are then sold through our Mish Kiosk.

➜ Media

Friday 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Media Program has two streams; Participants complete an overview course including basic photography, videography, drone piloting and more, before being given the option to explore a medium more thoroughly. A range of software and hardware are utilised providing industry-standard experience.

➜ Barista Skills

The Barista skills program provides on-the-job experience, mentored by our in-house Barista at The Mish Kiosk. Operating weekdays from 8 am – 1 pm, the Kiosk operates as a social enterprise with proceeds raised through sales, supporting City Mission’s youth programs and services. Participants maintain a weekly shift where they learn to make delicious coffee, hone their customer service skills, operate point of sale systems and work safely. Participants must be over the age of 16 and complete an online Foodsafe Course prior to participation.

➜ Holiday activities

During school holidays, Mish mentors facilitate a range of activities including rock climbing, museum visits, bush walks, laser tag, gamingdays and more. Participants have the opportunity to get out ofthe house, experience new activities and socialise.

Programs

Mish Makers

The Mish Makers program supports young people to explore their creative side in art, craft and design. Participants can access resources and materials through City Mission, with an emphasis on reusable and recyclable materials that can be used to create products including clothing, jewellery, artwork, furniture and home décor items.

Mish Makers can also support participants to develop their entrepreneurial skills and potentially start up, organise and manage abusiness selling their art and craft.Operating above Hunta Gatha in the heart of Launceston’s CBD, participants are supported by Mish mentors, skilled local artists and craftsmen and community volunteers.

With a hands-on learning approach and one-to-one support, participants will also learn how to successfully navigate education and employment opportunities.

For more information, to register to participate or to volunteer with the program, get in touch with The Mish team via the ‘Contact Us’’ tab.

Contact Us

If you'd like register your interest in one of our programs click here to complete our registration form.

For more information contact The Mish Team:

Email:youth.referrals@citymission.org.au

Telephone:63 35 3004

[The Mish] has really boosted my confidence. I was a real hermit crab when I started but it’s been really good.

Success Story

Will’s Story

Will is a beat boxer. He has been part of the music program at the Mish since April 2016 and with the help of Reuben (The Mish Music program facilitator) has made steady progress towards his goal to kick-start his beat boxing career. Will and Reuben have been busking their way towards the purchase of a speaker, enabling him to perform independently. In June, through support from the Mish program, Will was able to attend a gig to see one of his beat boxing heroes, Tom Thum, where he got to have an impromptu jam with his idol. Will’s story is just one of a number of lives that are being positively affected by The Mish's programs through music, art and multimedia platforms.

Watch Will's story here.

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