Due to a range of circumstances, some young people become disconnected from family, education and community and require more intensive and tailored support to achieve their goals and enhance their life outcomes.
Following an initial investment in January 2017 of $4 million to support eight organisations to deliver the new Empower Youth program, the Victorian Government is investing over $2 million over four years to expand on the Empower Youth program.
What will Empower Youth funding do?
Five further local council and community organisations will engage youth workers to provide intensive, coordinated support to young people to strengthen their health and wellbeing, their connection to community, their engagement in education and training and their pathways to employment.
Young people will be directly engaged in the development, design and delivery of the local Empower Youth program, resulting in better engagement and program delivery.
Who to contact for more information
For more information about Empower Youth, contact:
- Lucy Benbow on telephone (03) 9096 1463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org