Maintaining cultural connections and identity is especially important for Indigenous youth
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First Nations Youth
Empowering First Nations youth to reach their full potential
First Nations Youth Development & Leadership
This project helps First Nations youth reach their full potential through cultural life and leadership skills, and a community development focus.
Disadvantage and vulnerability are preventing many Australian First Nations children and youth from reaching their full potential. Implemented in schools for First Nations children and youth aged 10-20, participants have opportunities to build stronger connections to their culture and grow leadership and life skills so they can become the next generation of change makers.
In urban areas, First Nations youth are overrepresented in indicators pointing to high levels of vulnerability and disconnection. More than one third do not finish Year 12 and they make up more than half of all young people in youth detention. Without a strong understanding and connection to their identity, they enter adulthood ill equipped and often find themselves in negative generational cycles.
Give First Nations young people access to culturally strong education and connection that empowers them to reshape their future and pave the way towards real and lasting change. The program supports the shift away from service delivery in First Nations communities towards a focus on community development.
Your Pledge: Empowering the next generation
With your help, each participant experiences a strengthening in their connection to culture and improves their confidence and life skills. The complementary camp provides on-country cultural learning and experiences. These outcomes empower First Nations youth to contribute to their own development and that of their communities.
To support First Nations Youth to reach their potential, we choose to partner with World Vision Australia. World Vision is committed to go where the need is greatest to help the most vulnerable children around the world. They’re dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Bringing hope and opportunity to vulnerable children and communities, World Vision helps create sustainable change that can last for generations.
To find out more about World Vision and the incredible work they do, click here.
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