YWAM currently runs a not-for-profit cafe located at Townsville’s dining and entertainment precinct, Central Village. All profits go towards the development of the Youth Precinct; YWAM Cafe Central has raised $60,000 to date. The Youth Precinct will include a community cafe which will be an extension of the current cafe located in Central Village.
A unique aspect of the cafe is to provide hands-on experience to students who are undergoing a Certificate III in Hospitality through YWAM Townsville’s VET training program. The establishment of a cafe at the Youth Precinct would create greater opportunities for pathways for training and youth engagement in the city.