Cumberland Outreach is a Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets initiative. Partnering with Cumberland Council Youth Services, Youth Off The Streets have been running the S.E.A.T Project with a group of Year 6 students from Guildford West Public School.
Youth worker for Youth Off The Streets, Adriana Crecca said,
The S.E.A.T Project has been great at giving these Year 6 students the opportunity to build something that has such a significant message and meaningful story behind it. It has also been great to have the students working together in small groups and make wonderful use of their creative thinking!”
This partnership of Youth Off the Streets, Cumberland Council and Guildford West Public School for this S.E.A.T Project is a powerful example of real community collaboration taking place.
The Lions Club Parramatta have generously supporting the students of Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off the Streets Program to participate in the S.E.A.T Project. Through their connection with S.E.A.T and Youth Off The Streets, Lions Parramatta have supported self discovery, growth and connection for young people.
Key College, Merrylands campus, is a Youth Off The Street’s School. As a part of their “StepUp Program”, Year 11 & 12 students from Key College engaged in the S.E.A.T Project. Click here to read about it.
Key College, Merrylands campus, is an accredited high school offering a flexible curriculum with a focus on literacy and numeracy that responds to the specific needs, interests and talents of young people who have been disconnected from mainstream education.
Young people who enrol in Youth Off The Street’s schools are working to change their lives. They leave their care prepared for a brighter future. That means having a high school education and a job in hand. It means living free from drugs with skills to face the world.
All youth deserve the best possible chance at starting life as a young adult in the right environment. Youth Off The Streets provide a structured and stable environment for all students to achieve the best possible outcomes in line with modified learning environments and empathetic staff. Without the Youth Off The Street school, many of the youths that have been assisted may never have reached their full potential. — Jon Copson Lions Club Parramatta