Youth Community Leadership Project
The Youth Community Leadership Project is boosting voluntary work and community leadership among disadvantaged students as part of their education programs at community organisations.
The two-year project aims to encourage the development of social and civic responsibility, empathy and a lasting connection between the young people and their communities in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region of Melbourne.
At the personal level it aims to encourage the development the young people’s employment and communication skills and increase their wellbeing and self-esteem.
Participants identify, plan and implement projects that benefit their community as part of their studies for one of two educational certificates they are undertaking at community organisations - the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning and the Certificate of General Education for Adults.
The project, developed with the Rotary Club of Melbourne, is also preparing a regional Youth Participation Strategy and establishing a Youth Community Leadership Network.
Who is eligible
Young people between the ages of 15 and 19 years in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions who are attending a community education program run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Advance, Skills Plus or the Mount Martha Community Learning Centre.
We acknowledge these partners for their valuable contributions to the Youth Community Leadership Project: