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.
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:
The Rotary Club of Melbourne
Mount Martha Learning Centre
Youth Community Leadership ProjectJayne Valle, Coordinator, Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Frankston High Street Centre24-26 High Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199 Phone: (03) 8781 5900Mobile: 0418 953 430 Email: jvalle(at)bsl.org.au
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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.
Acknowledgement of country
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.