Guiding vulnerable youth onto career pathways

Empower Youth have continued to guide vulnerable young individuals onto supported pathways, creating life changing opportunities for who otherwise without the support offered could have found themselves in less opportunistic conditions.

The Empower Youth Program offers just as the name suggests, it empowers youth, giving young disadvantaged individuals the chance to live with choice and opportunity. The program supports individuals aged from 15 – 25, who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education, training or employment.

When asked about the Empower Youth Program one recipient said, “It’s been a big help with the things I didn’t have the confidence in to do myself, such as getting me into courses. Empower Youth has been inspirational, thanks for all the help”. The benefits the youth experience from the program to strengthen health and well-being, enhance engagement with education or training and develop pathways into employment, reiterates the importance of the program and has initiated the expansion of the service.

The program has been operating at full capacity in Ballarat in the last twelve months assisting 196 individuals, 113 of which were introduced into individual work or study placements. The Empower Youth program will now be expanding into the Geelong region and will be offered at Suite 1, 15 Yarra Street, Geelong.

For more information please contact us on 03 5337 8999 or at 4-6 Peel St Nth Ballarat.