Jimmy Armstrong, Brandon Zysk and TJ Esau familiarise themselves with the beer goggles and standard drink measures.
Jimmy Armstrong, Brandon Zysk and TJ Esau familiarise themselves with the beer goggles and standard drink measures. Mike Knott

Find the future at Hinkler Central

BEER goggles, volunteering and tertiary education were all on the market at the Kick Start Youth Expo at Hinkler Central shopping centre yesterday.

Teens and their parents got the opportunity to browse about 12 stalls which were aimed at educating young people and getting them more involved in the community.

“We want to create the opportunity for kids to know what is out there and what they can do,” Hinkler Central spokeswoman Elysia Billingham said.

Ms Billingham said the shopping centre had been packed with teenagers and their parents looking at the stalls yesterday.

“I was very pleased when I saw one mum almost shove their child in front of the TAFE stand so that they would have a look at what options they had,” she said.

Ms Billingham said this year the shopping centre had tried to get support organisations such as the Indigenous Wellbeing Centre involved in the expo.



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