Kealy backs Yar­ri­ambi­ack fund­ing

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Commission­er's Dinner -

Mem­ber for Lowan Emma Kealy is con­fi­dent a fund­ing boost for Yar­ri­ambi­ack Shire Coun­cil through an En­gage! 201820 Pro­gram will make a con­sid­er­able dif­fer­ence to young peo­ple in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

Ms Kealy said she had en­cour­aged or­gan­i­sa­tions to ap­ply for fund­ing un­der the pro­gram when it was an­nounced in Oc­to­ber 2017.

Yar­ri­ambi­ack coun­cil will re­ceive $110,000 to pro­vide more op­por­tu­ni­ties for its youth to vol­un­teer, build their skills and en­gage with their com­mu­nity.

A key project will be a ‘youth shed’ fea­tur­ing a trial of sev­eral au­to­mo­tive work­shops.

Other projects in­clude a mo­tor­sport men­tor­ing pro­gram, a lead­er­ship and re­silience pro­gram, as well as me­dia, first aid and barista train­ing.

“The Yar­ri­ambi­ack Youth Ac­tion Coun­cil is to be com­mended for its ef­forts to work with lo­cal young peo­ple to un­der­stand the is­sues that will help im­prove their health and well­be­ing, so­cial con­nec­tions and their educa­tion, train­ing and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties,” Ms Kealy said.

“Fund­ing for these kinds of pro­grams is vi­tal to en­sure we can re­spond to the chal­lenges fac­ing our youth and pro­vide sup­port they need to reach their full po­ten­tial.”

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