Youth Programs - Victoria
Youth Programs - Victoria
Whitelion Youth Programs (Victoria) engages young people ages 15-25 across the metropolitan Melbourne regions. The majority of the young people have prior or current involvement with the Youth Justice or Out of Home Care systems or are risk of involvement.
Youth Programs incorporates a combination of individualised case management support and program engagement to empower young people to make positive decisions about their lives. The aim of Youth Programs is to offer young people opportunities for positive community and peer to peer engagement, encouraging learning in a creative and hands on manner whilst promoting resilience and confidence building.
A strengths based model is used to empower young people to address life issues including healthy relationships, self-esteem and empowerment; build emotional resilience and wellbeing; and facilitate full inclusion in mainstream life by supporting young people to access:
- Education, training and employment;
- Independent living skills
- Recreational and social connection opportunities
- Support for mental health and well being
- Support includes short and long term case management
YoungLions Advocacy & Ambassadors Program (YAAP):
YoungLions Advocacy & Ambassadors Program (YAAP) is a volunteer program where young people committed to social change, team- work and community come together to create a cooperative atmosphere encouraging the exchange of ideas and learning.
It is an opportunity to learn skills in leadership, self-esteem and resilience building, and self-awareness through practical activities, workshops and event planning.
CLICK HERE to see what YAAP volunteers did this year!
Applications are now open for YAAP 2017. To find out more or apply CLICK HERE
Custodial Engagement Program
The custodial engagement program is facilitated within the Youth Justice Precinct. It provides young women the opportunity to participate in a range of activities providing the opportunity to release stress, be active and creative, build positive relationships and develop self-esteem.
Whitelion Annual Camp
Each year Whitelion brings together young people, mentors, volunteers and staff from across Australia in a fun filled camp experience. Camp is a unique opportunity for participants to be challenged, grow in confidence, and explore individual strengths and team work within a fun and supported environment. This camp is planned for September 2017.
For more information or referrals please contact:
Youth Programs Co-ordinator
03 8354 0800