The Inclusive Schools Program supports at-risk young people to stay engaged at school and reach their full potential. Working with young people, parents and teachers, the program provides social support, recreational activities, and incentive scholarships for secondary school students primarily from refugee backgrounds.
The 5 schools involved include:
VICSEG New Futures is part of a Youth Justice Consortium of Youth Support Services, headed by the Jesuit Social Services Brosnan Centre.
Now in its 11th year, the program offers support to vulnerable young refugee men in youth custody or on parole. The program helps reduce social isolation and provides assistance to establish housing, pathways to education and training, links to drug and alcohol treatment services and practical support with day-to-day living skills.
In addition, the program team contributes towards youth justice information sessions for volunteers and professionals working with vulnerable young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
This program is ideal for high school students who want to get a head start in their careers.
An SBAT offers students the option of combining a senior secondary program with part-time employment, school and training.
SBATs allow high school students to combine school and training with working in a real job, for a real wage.