Exciting New Community Project from Relationships Australia Qld

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Exciting New Community Project from Relationships Australia Qld

In July, 2013 a dynamic community initiative will be launched and Relationships Australia Queensland is inviting you, as a key provider of community services, to express interest in your involvement.

Take-A-Step will engage with year 8 students and small groups of year 11 peer mentors in Queensland schools, on issues of social and emotional development, social inclusion and the challenging of unfair behaviours.

The program has been developed in consultation with leading innovators, such as Mind Matters and CASEL, as well as the education department’s Learning & Wellbeing Framework. It will utilise the power of applied theatre, group discussion and community fun-runs to connect students to the ideals of social inclusion and diversity.

Taking Steps
Adding another exciting element to the project, facilitators Chris Pye and Alida Ramsay will invite local communities to join them at five community fun-run festivals over the 5 weeks of the tour, in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, to symbolise taking steps towards positive change in our communities. We would love to use these events to physically reconnect young people and families with a range of activities and services in their local community.

An Invitation
If your interest has been sparked we would like to hear from you on what you feel you could bring to the one-day festival. As Take-A-Step is all about engaging young people in fun, interactive ways, we would like to encourage organisations to think about what they might offer on the day, in addition to organisational literature (which young people may not read!)

If you would like to be part of Take-A-Step, please complete an expression of interest form and return to us by the end of the year and we’ll be in touch to talk about how we can facilitate your involvement.

In the meantime, please check out our project website at: www.take-a-step.org.au

Please do not hesitate to contact me on the below numbers if you have any further questions.

Tania Edwards
Venue Manager
Relationships Australia
119 High Street
PO Box 9959
Frenchville Qld 4701
Rockhampton North
Phone: 1300 364 277
Branch: (07) 4926 9726
Mobile: 0407597524
Fax: (07) 4926 9954
Email: tedwards@relateqld.com.au
Website: www.relationships.com.au

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