South Western Sydney
Breakthrough Employment Mentoring Program
About Whitelion New South Wales
Whitelion has been supporting young people in New South Wales since 2009.
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Break Through Youth Employment Mentoring (Break Through) helps young people plan for, gain and retain employment. The program operates across Campbelltown and Camden. Break Through partners with a local TAFE to train community mentors who are matched one-to-one with young people and use their personal experience and professional networks to assist the young person to ﬁnd work experience, training or employment locally.
Young People aged 16-25 who lack exposure to positive working role models (e.g. namely young people who have experienced intergenerational disadvantage and unemployment).
- Perpetual Trustees
- Samuel Nissen Trust
Provide an employment opportunity to a young person in the Campbelltown or Camden area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The NOSH (Nutrition, Outreach Support and Health) program is a unique mobile street-outreach service that provides support for at-risk young people experiencing hardship and vulnerabilities including homelessness. NOSH visits identified hot spots and areas of significant disadvantage in South Western Sydney - including Claymore, Airds and Campbelltown.
- Assertive mobile outreach which includes brief interventions/crisis support and ongoing case management
- Counselling, consultations and a safe space for young people
- Provision of nutritious food and health education to vulnerable young people
- Material aid including blankets, warm clothing, personal hygiene products and food parcels
All young people can approach NOSH for support when they see the van in their local area.
Make a donation to help Whitelion supply young people with material aid and nutritious food here.
LEAP Cabramatta (Learning, Employment, Achievement Program) supports young people who are at risk of disengaging from education. Participants receive holistic support from a youth worker with extensive experience in outreach, case management and training and assessment. Each young person will receive individualised support to address any barriers to education that they may face (including but not limited to, issues with housing stability and violence in the home, mental health, literacy and numeracy and learning disabilities, drug use, etc.). The program provides a youth friendly, structured but flexible environment to stimulate motivation and interest in learning in a diverse range of topics, with a focus on return to school (mainstream or alternative or TAFE) or entering into sustainable employment, including apprenticeships.
Young people in Cabramatta and surrounds aged 14-20 who are disengaged from school or at risk of disengaging.
Whitelion accepts referrals for LEAP from schools, PCYC, local schools and the community. Email email@example.com
- Sydney Community Foundation
- Estate of Leon Leonucci
Make a donation to help Whitelion provide computers and education supplies for the LEAP alternative learning centre here.
RISE (Re-engagement Into Sustainable Education) is a short-term solution for young people who have been suspended. RISE sees traditional out-of-school suspension as a risk factor for deeper or chronic disengagement from education and offers an alternative where the goal is to maintain educational momentum – at the same time using case management to address behavioural or other risk factors. The outcome of RISE is reintegration with mainstream education or connection to a new vocational pathway.
RISE operates from the Claymore Opportunity Hub.
Young people aged 12-17 in the Campbelltown Local Government Area who have been suspended from school.
Referrals typically come from the school community. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a donation to help Whitelion provide educational supplies and access to training for young people disengaged from school here.