Kealy backs Yarriambiack funding
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.”