Young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds can increase their confidence and capacity for economic and community participation if they understand education and employment systems and opportunities in Australia, know how to access networks and get matched with a mentor. By facilitating opportunities and reducing barriers, the ReSource Youth program builds employment and education skills, and develops participation in employment, education, training and volunteering.
It achieves this through three key initiatives:
Please contact staff below if you’re interested in volunteering as a mentor.
The program is open to young people from refugee or migrant backgrounds (including those born in Australia), aged 15 to 25, who live, work, and study or have a connection to the local government areas of Hume or Whittlesea.
Attwood, Beveridge, Broadmeadows, Bulla Bundoora, Campbellfield, Clarkefield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Diggers Rest, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Epping North, Gladstone Park, Goonawarra, Greenvale, Humevale, Jacana, Kalkallo, Kinglake West, Konagaderra, Lalor, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mernda, Mill Park, Mickleham, Oaklands Junction, Roxburgh Park, Somerton, South Morang, Sunbury, Thomastown, Tullamarine, Upfield, Westmeadows, Whittlesea township, Wollert, Woodstock, Yan Yean, Yuroke.
The program is supported by the Australian Department of Social Services Youth Transitions Settlement Support Program, the Victorian Government and the Scanlon Foundation.
Apply to become a ReSource Youth mentor today.
To find out more, please contact Youth Development Officers:
Gabi OroszPhone: (03) 9422 5632Email: gorosz(at)bsl.org.auCourtney Green Phone: (03) 9422 5616Email: courtney.green(at)bsl.org.au
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