TRIP OF LIFETIME FOR YOUTH
MEETING some of the NRL’s best current and past players was one of the highlights of a trip for a group of St George youngsters.
St George police took the group who had been involved in their Youth Engagement Program on the overnight stay to Brisbane.
A GROUP of St George youth have had the chance to get up close and personal to NRL greats at a recent trip to Brisbane.
The St George police took a group of young people who had been involved in their Youth Engagement Program (SGYEP) throughout the year on the overnight trip.
The SGYEP is a resilience and personal development program targeted at “at risk” youth from within the St George and surrounding area.
The program engages with “at risk” youth to improve self-esteem, create a sense of purpose and generate a learning culture by providing life skills and exercises for personal development.
To be able to come on the trip, the kids had to have high behavioural standards and no suspensions or exclusion from school during terms two and three.
As a group, they attended the Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons game at Suncorp Stadium.
They were treated to a VIP tour of the facilities and got to meet players and retired NRL stars.
The trip was possible thanks to a funding from a Suncorp Safer Community Grant.
Senior Sergeant Paul Tabrett said for the small rural community, the project and the trip was a big thing.
REWARDED: The St George police took young people who had been involved in their Youth Engagement Program (SGYEP) to Brisbane.
YOUTH TRIP: The St George police took young people who had been involved in their Youth Engagement Program (SGYEP) to Brisbane.