We recognise that our young people are our future decision makers, and that culture is what makes them strong. AWAHS is pleased to offer programs and social groups that provide opportunity for young people to practice and develop a deeper understanding of culture.
These programs harness connection and support young people in developing confidence and resilience, whilst creating grounds for friendships and skills-based training.
The Wodonga Koorie Youth Network is a safe space for young Aboriginal people, aged 12-25 years to get together and enjoy a range of culturally appropriate activities that celebrate culture and harness connection. The group meets on an ad hoc basic, at least monthly.
Led by Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic), Future Proof is a collective impact project in response to the 2019-20 bushfires. It brings together a range of partners to deliver youth-led activities across the bushfire-impacted areas; fundamentally, supporting young people to connect, engage in programs and events, to upskill and attain qualifications.
Future Proof is place-based and applies youth work principles to support young people in youth-led recovery projects and community decision-making.
The project is funded under the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program.
AWAHS involvement expands several Local Government Areas (LGA’s) including Wodonga City, Towong Shire, Alpine Shire, Indigo Shire and Mansfield Shire.
For more information, contact AWAHS Youth Resilience Coordinator, Sarah – email@example.com or FutureProof@YACVic.org.au or visit the web www.yacvic.org.au/get-involved/future-proof