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MATES Mentoring Program

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Mentors have been recruited and trained in Kyabram, Echuca and Cohuna to be MATES mentors to secondary school students. More volunteer mentors are always welcome. The ongoing commitment is for one hour a week during school terms. We provide training and ongoing support. You will need a Working with Children Check (free for volunteers) and we can help you with applying. You can complete the training before deciding whether to commit to the program.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please contact us for an information pack.

Navigator Program

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Navigator is coming to the Loddon Campaspe Area in 2019. Anglicare Victoria will be providing the Navigator program. Campaspe Cohuna LLEN actively lobbied for at least one worker to be based in Campaspe and Anglicare supports this.

Navigator supports young people who are not attending school or struggling with attendance - connecting each young person with a case worker who can provide access to a range of support services and create a path back into education.

Navigator is a hands-on, proactive service delivered by schools and community agencies to improve outcomes for young people, linking them to support services and interventions, and supporting them to re-engage with education and training.

The Loddon Campaspe Area consists of six local government areas, extending from Campaspe to Macedon Ranges.

Gannawarra is already serviced by Navigator provided by Murray Mallee LLEN, and that program will continue.

November 2018

R E Ross Trust Grant

Campaspe Youth Partnerships were successful in applying to the R E Ross Trust for a grant.

The grant will be used to expand the partnership, extend the number of hours for the project worker/s, provide professional learning to build leaderships skills and knowledge relating to vulnerable and disengaged youth, research and implementation of a broader range of options for a greater number of young people in conjunction with partner agencies.

The grant is $30,000 per year for three years.

Current members of Campaspe Youth Partnerships are -

  • Echuca College
  • Echuca Specialist School
  • Kyabram P-12 College
  • Rushworth P-12 College
  • St Augustine's College
  • St Joseph's College
  • Campaspe Primary Care Partnership
  • Department of Education and Training, Victoria
  • Department of Human Services, Centrelink
  • Kyabram Community and Learning Centre
  • Shire of Campaspe
  • Campaspe Cohuna LLEN

Affiliate members are -

  • Anglicare Victoria
  • Community Living and Respite Services
  • Kyabram District Health Services
  • Save the Children Australia
  • School Focused Youth Services
  • Echuca Neighbourhood House
  • Campaspe College of Adult Education

September 2018

 

Environmental Scan

We have recently updated our Environmental Scan with 2016 Census data as well as updated data from the Department of Education and Training and My School website.

The Scan highlights changes to our population and employment.

While statistics and data may not be riveting reading for everyone, there was some very interesting information revealed in collating data for the scan.

The indigenous population is involved in education at double the rate of the non-indigenous population (40% compared to 20%).

There appears to be 450 young people (aged 5 to 14) in Campaspe who are not attending school. Schools and agencies agree that this number is likely to be correct.

The size of the workforce in Campaspe is growing. This is promising for future employment, but will require skills, training and higher education to match the opportunities available.

If you would like a copy of the CCLLEN Environmental Scan please contact us.

October 2018

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