Connect Northern Rivers will be hosting a youth-focused event at the Lismore Quad on Wednesday, 8 February from 3.30 to 6.30pm.
This unique event will provide young people aged 15–19 years with the opportunity to engage with service providers who can support them to take the next step in their journey – whether this be re-engaging in school, taking part in further training, or gaining employment.
Connect Northern Rivers is a not-for-profit and a registered charity working to support young people with their transition from school into further education, training and employment.
At Connect Northern Rivers they believe all young people have the right to engage in community and reach their full potential. They work with young people who experience socioeconomic disadvantage, disability, mental health issues, isolation, and behavioural and family issues. If a young person is anxious about returning to school, has finished school but is unsure what to do next, or trying to figure out their next step after school, Connect Northern Rivers can provide the support needed.
Connect’s vision is one where the communities of the Northern Rivers see all young people empowered to reach their full potential. They do this by providing: specialist support to young people who are not in education, training or employment; targeted education-, workplace- and community-based support programs for young people; services that directly address social and economic disadvantage by removing barriers and connecting young people to local community networks and service providers; direct welfare services, mentoring and case management to improve the quality of life and access to opportunities for young people.
This event will provide young people and their families with the opportunity to come have a yarn, a free feed and enjoy some live music. Staff will be present on the day to discuss what young people want their futures to look like and how they can make it happen. They can then offer up to six months of support to help ensure these goals and visions become reality.
Also present on the day will be Rekindling the Spirit, Social Futures – Headspace, Momentum Collective – Clear Minds, The Buttery, and registered training organisations.
If you can’t make the event, or would like to skip the queue, you can give them a call on 1300 183 352, or visit at 1/38 Carrington Street, Lismore.