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TRAILS

Teamwork | Respect | Attitude | Independence | Life | Skills

TRAILS (Teamwork, Respect, Attitude, Independence, Life, Skills) is designed to change the direction of at-risk 16–24-year-olds across Adelaide. Lighthouse Youth Projects (LYP) team of former and current pro BMX bike riders and youth mentors will take participants on a journey of personal change. Each day, they will work as a team to build bike trails, care for parklands and maintain bikes – before setting off to hit the jumps and learn tricks as a reward for their effort. Throughout, mentors will challenge negative behaviours and develop participants’ sense of respect, resilience and goals. Along the way, Mas’ facilitators will work to develop their life skills and employability through a range of hands-on lessons, mentoring, training and work exposure – leading to employment and training outcomes.

About the TRAILS Program

Who is it for?

Young people at risk of entering the youth justice system.

What is the aim of the program?

  • To help young people desist from offending or re-offending
  • Provide participants with the skills (soft and hard) to enter the workplace
  • Link participants with employers whom are supporting the program with training and real opportunities leading to employment

How does it work?

Participants will attend the program two days per week structured as followed:

  • Day 1 – A practical day led by Lighthouse Youth Projects consisting of work related activities e.g. trail building, landscaping and riding bikes (Shovel and Shred). The aim of these sessions will be very clear and outcome driven.
  • Day 2 – This will be led by Mas facilitators. The sessions will consist of work ready workshops, industry visits, vocational training and more. Sessions will be young person centred and may take place in group scenarios or on 1-1 basis.
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When is the next intake?

19th May 2022 at WOTSO (The Loft) 217 Flinders St, Adelaide CBD.

Is there a daily schedule?

  • 9:30am: Arrival
  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Breakfast provided
  • 12:30pm: Lunch provided
  • 1:45pm: Afternoon session starts
  • 3:00pm: Debrief session
  • 3:30pm: Session completion

All sessions will be based within the Adelaide CBD to ensure accessibility for all. From there Mas and Lighthouse Youth Projects will provide transport to the LYP shovel and shred practical sessions.

About Lighthouse Youth Projects

Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc is a registered charity and volunteer supported not-for-profit organisation sharing a love of riding and living life to the fullest. They strive to help kids at risk of not being amazing, empowering young people for a successful future.

Lighthouse Youth Projects work with young people regardless of circumstance, supporting them into positive pathways through our diverse range of programs. Above all, they also offer a range of community events, BMX and MTB coaching, along with life skills mentoring.

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Enquire today to find out more about our TRAILS program or to get started.

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