What is YouthLife?

Brisbane Water Secondary College provides a safe and nurturing environment for students to develop. In keeping with this, the YouthLife program has been successfully taught at Brisbane Water college since 1989.


The program teaches basic Christian values that are shared by all the major denominations. It supports student self esteem by emphasizing the value of each individual and provides a grounding in ethical standards for society.

Individual Responsibility

The program stresses our common humanity and encourages tolerance, understanding and responsibility to those less able to take care of themselves. It attempts to develop individual responsibility for one's actions.

Qualified Teachers

The curriculum is taught by qualified teachers who represent most peninsula churches and it presents the approved Department of Education program issued by Generate . Learn more at

Frequently Asked Questions

YouthLife is funded by donations from churches and individual church members of the churches on the peninsula and by the operation of the YouthLife opportunity shop in West Street Umina.
Our current teacher is Shanalle Wood
Anglican Parish of Woy Woy
Ettalong Baptist Church
Grace Church Peninsula
Hardy’s Bay Community Church
Connect Church Umina
Woy Woy Presbyterian Church
St Matthews Lutheran Church Central Coast
The Salvation Army Umina Beach
Uniting Church Broken Bay Parish
The teachings of Jesus Christ have been foundational in the establishment of a robust democratic Australia, with a shared set of values which have stood the test of time. Jesus modelled love and compassion for all, with a wisdom that transcends time. He offers good news for all and especially for today’s young students who will be tomorrow’s leaders.
You can support YouthLife by prayer or donation.

Youthlife Direct Debit Bank Details:
Bank: Westpac 
BSB: 032527  Account No. : 141308

You may like to consider including a Bequest in your Will.  Please check this with your Solicitor and include the ABN 18 072 696 121 to ensure your legacy is forwarded to the organisation you intended.  A bequest is usually the largest gift one can make to the charity of their choice. It is a gift that costs the giver nothing as it is paid from their estate.

How can we help?

Connect with one of the Youth Life board members below or reach out to your local Central Coast peninsula church to learn more.
  • Chairman | Jeff Long - 0407 206 590

  • Deputy Chairman | Ron Glover - 0419 122 078

  • Treasurer/Op Shop | Paul Hooper - 0414 256 750

  • Secretary | Glyn Jones - 0408 617 074