A program for fun and support

The Gap After Hours Youth Program (AHYP) operates 7 days a week and is a safe space that young people can drop in for fun and support.  We provide a ­­­­culturally appropriate inclusive space for young people from 10 – 17 years old to access sport, education, life skills, music, arts, workshops and friendship.  The voices of our young people drive our programs and we work with their families to support their development and help them to reach their potential.  

Our program is as diverse as the people we serve. We provide a wide and ever-changing range of activities and workshops to meet the current needs of our young people, their families and our community.  We have a strong staffing compliment with many local Aboriginal staff that know our culture and our community.

The AHYP is an early intervention program designed to support young people to demonstrate positive social behaviour, teamwork, healthy living, gender equality, inclusion, and diversity. We encourage and support young people in their educational, training and employment aspirations.

We have many partner organisation in Alice Springs who support our programs and young people to increase opportunities for them and their development.  

Our young people are important and we value them and their experiences. Our program ensures a healthy meal and transport home to all young people everyday.

After Hours mobile to call:  0437 876 580

AHYP Activities

Home Runners

The Home Runners program was developed by the Red Cross and the Gap works in partnership to deliver the program. The program aims to increase sports participation to improve social, physical, and emotional wellbeing of young people who are at risk in our community...

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The Gap delivers a variety of camps throughout the year and with different focuses. Our camps provide a learning experience for young people aged 10-17 years old that brings together creativity, culture, and tradition to build a strong sense of community...

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Dismantle Bike Program

The Gap bike program uses the bike workshop is engage and mentor young people through the process of stripping and rebuilding a bike. The time the young person spends in the bike workshop is when the relationships are built and the mentoring begins...

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