The Edge Youth Group

What is The Edge Youth Group?

A space for primary school aged young people to hang out with their friends, the EDGE runs a dynamic and stretching Youth Group program in Ararat chock full of fun and adventure, including…

  • Local programs using the best spaces in and around Ararat.
  • Day bus excursions to activities in surrounding cities: Ballarat, Horsham, Geelong and Melbourne.
  • Camps and trips with other young people!
  • Community service projects where we get to bless others and make our community and the world a better place.
  • As well as all tis, there’ll be good fun nights playing together and enjoying hanging out.
  • We’ll have heaps of fun, but we’ll learn as we go. ¬†Learning through fun is a core part of the program.
  • Everything is good for learning and exploring how to be a better, resilient and compassionate person

Meet Dave

With over 35 years experience in working in Community Youth groups in regional and rural Victoria, Dave Tolputt has learned a few things about working with young people along the way.

For 15 years, he led one of Australia’s largest community based Children’s and Youth Agencies, SU Australia at a state and national level.

Dave believes in grace, compassion and helping young people to be their best selves. In November 2021, Dave was appointed by the Life Links church to develop their youth programs for both secondary and primary school aged groups.

If you’d like more information, or to enroll your child, Dave can be contacted on 0403 189 082 or