4 December 2019
Transitioning from primary school to high school is a big deal for young people—there are more people, more classrooms, more buildings and more things to remember. To help with this change YWCA Canberra’s Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC) Youth Programs has been working with five Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Community Development students to design and implement a ‘transition to high school’ program for local primary school students. The transition program has been designed around building relationships and connections while learning skills and knowledge about scooters, skateboards, maintenance and tools. The program is currently halfway through with five young people from Charles Conder Primary School participating.
Gordon Neighbourhood Watch donated $500 towards the program which has enabled each young person to receive their own tool kit for scooter maintenance, an excursion to the Banks skate park and visits to Lanyon High School.
Each semester the MLYCC hosts CIT Community Development students in an offsite learning project that focuses on addressing an unmet need in the local community. This ‘transition to high school’ program is the fourth offsite learning project completed at the MLYCC since 2018.
Gordon Neighbourhood Watch also provided support for the MLYCC to purchase a gazebo and portable speakers, which were recently used at SouthFest, held on Saturday 16 November in the Tuggeranong Town Centre. The gazebo provided some much-needed shade and protection during the sunny day in the youth activation space!
YWCA Canberra greatly appreciates the partnership and support with Gordon Neighbourhood Watch to provide community connection and engagement!