Creating Futures for Youth

Creating Futures for Youth empowers young people to pursue their career goals and build their capacity to work or undertake further learning.

A teenage boy stocks shelves as part of his job at a car store

Creating Futures for Youth assists people aged 15 to 24 in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula who are not currently studying or working.

The program offers the following:

  • individual career planning
  • workshops that focus on practical training in a supportive environment
  • work ‘tasters’ that include tours of different workplaces, and conversations with people from various industries
  • work experience and volunteering opportunities
  • ongoing support after the program for six months or more.

Who is eligible

Young people may be eligible if they

  • are aged 15 to 24 years
  • live in Frankston or the Mornington Peninsula area
  • are not currently studying or working.

Where

Creating Futures for Youth is based in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

We also offer the Transition to Work program for young people in this region and in Broadmeadows.

Employer Participation

Employment and industry partnerships are essential to this program. They provide young people in the program with exposure to different career paths and help them build their community networks. Employers can get involved by:

  • sharing industry knowledge and insights into workplace expectations, through guest speaking or mentoring
  • participating in workshops such as interview skills training and mock interviews
  • offering opportunities for work tasters, work experience, traineeships and job opportunities
  • providing links and contacts to increase employment prospects for young people.

Partners

We have developed this program in partnership with the Citi Foundation. View the Citi Foundation website.


Contact

If you are interested in assisting with the Creating Futures for Youth program, please contact:

Rachael Persico on (03) 8781 5900 or 0429 940 303, or email rpersico(at)bsl.org.au 

Submit a form: You may also complete an online expression of interest form

 

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.