StreetWork’s program is designed to support vulnerable young people to turn their lives around. Teenage years can be difficult and confusing. For StreetWork’s young people they are also dangerous and life threatening. The 11 to 18-year-olds referred to StreetWork’s program often struggle with:
- Mental health (often suicidal thoughts and self-harm)
- Substance misuse
- School or work absenteeism
- Youth crime and youth homelessness
To break the cycle of these risky behaviours they match vulnerable young people with their own trained and experienced youth case worker. The youth worker then supports the teen and works with them to to set goals and connect with the community services that can help them achieve those goals.
Parra Leagues and Vikings Sports club is donating $10,000 to the Ready for School, Ready for Life program that StreetWork is running.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Parra Leagues Club for their support of StreetWork. Your generous grant will allow us to offer 200 more mentoring sessions to young people who have set a goal to return to their education and prepare for their best future.”
Helen Banu, StreetWork’s CEO
Ready for School, Ready for Life is a StreetWork program that seeks to remove the barriers that stop 11 to 18 year olds engaging with their teachers, classmates and school work. This early intervention and prevention program, is designed to support young people to address and overcome the factors that are impacting their education. To understand more, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4bqY9sDE5s