RIDE program BMX bike rider making a jump
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Opening up career avenues for unemployed youth

Resilience Through Inspiration & Determination leading to Employment (RIDE) is a fresh new approach to guiding at-risk unemployed youth into further training or employment opportunities.

Youth unemployment is high among at-risk groups, who experience:

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Generational unemployment
  • Limited access to transport
  • Non-attendance at school
  • Low confidence and self-esteem
  • A lack of support

The RIDE program

Mas Transition’s RIDE program helps young at-risk Australians find their pathway to further education, training and employment opportunities.

Fun, engaging and mentally stimulating, the program sets young people up with the best chance of success.

RIDE delivers 30 interactive workshops with activities to empower disadvantaged youth to enter the workforce. Participants improve physical and mental health while gaining crucial work-ready skills, industry network contacts and guidance on securing employment.

Mas launched RIDE in early 2019 in South Australia and Tasmania in collaboration with Lighthouse Youth Projects — together we’re working to equip young people with the confidence, skills and motivation they need to thrive.

Group of RIDE program participants standing under the sign for Clarence Skills Park
A group of young people standing in front of a building, smiling at the camera.

Confidence and skill-building workshops

RIDE combines the fun and physicality of BMX and mountain bike riding with vocational and non-vocational workshops to help young Australians ready themselves for employment. Participants develop and apply transferable skills, while also being able to contribute to their communities.

RIDE focuses on addressing the underlying drivers for poor performance, such as low education, unemployment and a lack of positive social inclusion. The program also invests in early intervention and prevention to help young people better transition into employment.

On a rotating basis each session, half of the participating group travel on exciting and challenging bike trips with expert BMX and downhill riders. Meanwhile, the other half undertake engaging lessons and activities on issues like financial literacy, job interviews and resume writing. Whether participants have no idea what they want to do for work, don’t enjoy school or are facing their own unique challenges, this program successfully spurs personal growth and employment outcomes.

To learn more about the RIDE program or to get started, contact us today

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