Our futureYoung People are the keys to our future. They are not responsible for the previous generations igorance, however they are one of the most innovative cohort we’ve seen, and thus have the creative and intellectual impetus for making the world a better place and solving some of the major social and environmental crises we are facing. We owe them the space to be heard, be a part of decision making and steer us in the right direction with their passion and commitment.
- Building youth self-esteem, belonging and hope
- Early intervention programs
- Researching the issues that kids face; homelessness, multicultural challenges, working with kids that don’t fit the education system, refugee young people
- Young Offender Nature Sanctuary Program
- Nardu Young Australian Achievers Award design and federal tender
- Challenge Day in Australia
- Creating On Country Youth Programs with Aboriginal Elders
- Nardu YAAA at the Valley property
- Working with Youth at risk
- Multicultural Youth Program in Campbelltown w/ Young Spirit Mentoring
- Working with Youth leaders from the major religions, all coming together to form an action team for our future
What we have done
What we are currently doing
Each of us has an extraordinary purpose and many talents to contribute to building safe and sustainable communities. Young people in particular, given the inspiration and attention through programs, opportunities and ideas have the potential to contribute to their communities in very powerful ways. This process strengthens networks and increases capacity of the community, but most importantly it gives young people an opportunity to discover who they are; their place and purpose. This is the heart of this section of our model.
Project 1 Metropolitan & On Country Multicultural Youth Programs
We are working with Aboriginal Elders in both metropolitan Sydney and areas of Western NSW, developing and enacting powerful workshops and camps, focusing on young peoples self esteem; place in a multicultural Australia; connection to country; community and self; learning from young people from different backgrounds and the many different stories. Specifically tackling youth at risk, steering away from the correctional system and into a positive solutions based future.
This is all based on the model of “One Family, one Humanity, on One Home Planet Earth”, as we have seen, learnt and enabled through our projects working with Aboriginal and multicultural communities and their youth and kids at risk.
In the process TVC has engaged Church Leaders and those responsible for youth, with regards to the role they play as mentors and how this supports young people to feel that they church leaders are relating and working together, thus showing that there is no separation. This will break huge ground in bringing diverse communities together.