'Dream big': Young people encouraged to shoot for the stars

Youth Off The Streets Fairfield Outreach youth worker Dana Brown said by supporting and helping young people to meet their full potential they give them hope to "dream big and achieve greatness."

Last Thursday Fairfield Outreach partnered with Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC, MatchWorks and Fairfield/Liverpool Youth Health Service for a 3-on-3 youth week basketball competition.

Each team played four games with the top eight teams reaching the quarter finals. There were 20 teams - including a team from Fairfield Police - that took part in the free event with The Jelly fishes crowned champions.

The winners and runners-up with their trophies. Picture: Fairfield City Police Area Command

The winners and runners-up with their trophies. Picture: Fairfield City Police Area Command

The event was held to build relationships with local community stakeholders and to make it known to young people the services available to access if they need help.

Fairfield Outreach hold a program every Wednesday night at Cabra -Vale Park (4pm to 8pm) to connect disadvantaged young people with community, education and employment.

"The Fairfield Outreach program provides a safe environment for young people to hang out and meet new friends," Ms Brown said.

"We try and build a connection and rapport with young people so they can come to us for help with any challenges our youth are face today.

"We engage with our youth after hours in the evening on the streets and provide them with food and activities to keep them off the streets.

"It is very important to help young people with education and employment so they can face life challenges."