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Helping Hands

In 2014 Just4Kids commenced working in partnership with Brisbane schools and charities to support the Helping Hands Program.

The Helping Hands program builds in existing pilot activities undertaken as well as research into engagement strategies for new migrant youth. Traditionally, many new migrant youth are isolated from mainstream activities due to a lack of tailored engagement strategies, financial means and significantly, peer support. The Helping Hands program takes an long-term approach to community wide grassroots engagement through delivery of a weekly participation program directly within key multicultural organisations and locations, utilising peer and community sport leaders and role models to simultaneously engage all youth in the peer network, including the formation of weekly skills development activities and youth lead teams which can participate in an ongoing manner in grassroots activities as a result.

In the last 12 months the program has been rolled out at locations throughout Ipswich, Logan and the Gold Coast, led by charity partner organisations who have engaged youth and community leaders to engage the target groups effectively. The program will also be tied in with a number of participation, positive mentoring and community leadership seminars and events for youth from the target communities who have disengaged from mainstream education and are undertaking a number of negative behaviours or are exhibiting factors leading to increased isolation from mainstream education. Through this project these at-risk youth will be re-engaged in mainstream activity and develop social and leadership skills support the development of a more positive future through shared participation in.


Posted By Just 4 Kids on 22nd August 2015

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