The Impact Stream offers funds for larger projects that need to be developed and delivered over the specified period that can demonstrate significant impact on community safety and crime prevention in Hume. These will be funded up to $200,000 delivered across two funding rounds.
Project Title: You’re the Man – A Healthy Young Men Project
Name of Organisation: Orygen (headspace Craigieburn)
Project Contact: Dayna Minovski (Clinical Services Manager)
Project Contact Email: email@example.com
Organisation Email: info-headspaceCraigieburn@orygen.org.au
Organisation Phone Number: (03) 8338 0919
In partnership with headspace Craigieburn and The Man Cave, You’re the Man – A Healthy Young Men Project will deliver workshops to engage young men aged 8-14 and their mentors in Hume in local environments already accessed including schools, religious spaces, barbershops, sports clubs and trade programs. These workshops promote healthy psycho-social responses to their challenges, accessing appropriate support and overcome expectations of traditional masculinity which prevent healthy development/maturation. It is through the development of these skills, young people will gain the ability to have meaningful engagement in the community and less likely to be perpetrators of violent crime, including family violence. Capacity building workshops run by local community leaders will also be delivered for mentors to train in identifying needs, providing support, and facilitate progress in their mentees. You’re the Man – A Healthy Young Men Project adopts a strength based approach to build emotional resilience, foster social support networks, and encourage positive development in young men of Hume.
Project Title: Imagineering Plus
Name of Organisation: Hume-Whittlesea Local Learning & Employment Network
Project Contact: Nicky Leitch (Executive Officer - Hume)
Project Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation Email: email@example.com
Organisation Phone Number: (03) 9309 5500
Imagineering Plus as adopts an early intervention approach to school disengagement, while also developing education pathways to work for young people in Hume. The core modules of the program aim to empower children and young people in grade 5 and 6 in 2022 and grade 5, 6 and Year 7 in 2023, to “think big” and expand future career aspirations. The program provides an avenue for participants to reflect on their own interests and identify their strengths and attributes. Imagineering Plus partners with primary and secondary schools, and other community stakeholders who support the activities and workshops all conducted in a safe and nurturing space at school. Imagineering Plus aims to build the confidence and esteem of young people in continuing education, instil hope and recognise opportunities for a successful future. Welfare staff will be present to connect vulnerable families to required culturally appropriate support services to improve participant outcomes.