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STEM Sisters travel to Canberra

The STEM Sisters project recently gave 17 young girls from East Gippsland and Wellington Shires the opportunity to travel to Canberra to seriously immerse themselves in all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The group of young women, hailing from a range of schools throughout the Wellington and East Gippsland Shires travelled to Canberra last [...]

October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FREE MOVIE NIGHT | w/ Headspace, in Bairnsdale

It is nearly Headspace Day! Help celebrate by coming a long to the FREE Movie Night at Sun Cinema in Bairnsdale. Small Foot will be screening at 5pm, with doors opening at 4.30pm. This is a free event for those 12-25 years old - with free movie, popcorn & drink, & dinner after the movie! [...]

October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OPPORTUNITY | Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Learn skills & gain confidence to assist young people experiencing mental health problems. The MHFA are hosting a 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course in Bairnsdale on Monday October 1, AND Monday October 8, 2018. This FREE course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches [...]

September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why we don’t need to prepare young people for the ‘future of work’

"Young workers experience insufficient opportunities for work experience, a mismatch between work and education, a lack of career management skills and scant entry-level jobs, according to a report from the Foundation for Young Australians. But this report makes a mistake that is unfortunately common in the debate on the future of work. The proposed “solutions” fixate on [...]

August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local youths win National awards

Two young men from the Gippsland region have recently been recognised as leaders in their chosen fields - from produce to academics. Solomon Jones, a former Gippsland Grammar student, was one of only 4 students in Australia to receive a CAS Hawker Scholarship in 2018, based on not only his sterling academic standards, but as [...]

July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amber wins bronze at World SKills

Lakes Entrance 21-year-old, Amber Gabelich, who currently works at GP Motors as a spray painting apprentice, won bronze in vehicle painting at the WorldSkills National Championships last month. Competing at the International Convention Centre in Sydney last month, Amber faced some of the best up and coming Australian tradespeople as part of Skills Show Australia 2018. “I was quite surprised. I didn’t [...]

July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize

The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize celebrates the talents of emerging artists within the East Gippsland Shire. Entries are open now and all must be submitted by 5pm, 10 August 2018. Entry into the East Gippsland Youth Art Prize is free and open to all young people aged between 12 – 25, who live, study or work within the East Gippsland Shire. There are no limits to [...]

July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Millennials Want the Same As the Rest of Us But Can’t Afford It

Remaining close to family and friends matters to millennials, but few can afford to buy their own home in the neighbourhoods that mean the most to them. By Julia Cook and Hernan Cuervo from the University of Melbourne. Read the article here.

July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hip Hop holiday workshops for youth | SALE, WEL

The Push will be delivering a free six-day hip hop/electronica workshop in Sale for young people during the July school holidays as a part of their Push It! Lab regional road trip. Over two weeks, the program will work with young people aged 12 – 25 with an interest in hip hop and electronica, teaching [...]

June 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s It Like to Be Young and From Overseas in Australia?

The first ever census of young Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds from Johanna Wyn, Rimi Khan and Babak Dadvand [University of Melbourne]  paints a mixed picture of optimism and belonging against a backdrop of ongoing discrimination The majority of refugee and migrant young Australians feel strongly that they belong here, despite almost half experiencing some [...]

June 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments