Youth Services and Resource Directory
On Wednesday 23rd September, Hills Schools Industry Partnership launched their Youth Services & Resources Directory at an event designed to allow schools and agencies to network and learn more about the different resources available to youth in the area.
In compiling the directory Hills Schools Industry Partnership, although having worked in the area for over 10 years, became more and more aware of the different projects and agencies active in the area and the diversity of programs available.
All the agencies and secondary schools in the Hills and Hornsby area were invited to collect their copy of the resource and have the chance to talk to other agency staff.
The resource is set out in alphabetical order and in sections including Aboriginal Services, Accommodation, Child and Family, Counselling Services, Disability Services, Job Services Australia, Community Organisations, Immigration Services, Career Information, Training Organisations, Apprenticeships, Career Information, Youth and Legal and Drug Services. Caroline Gardner, Executive Officer at Hills Schools Industry Partnership reported that ‘We have been so impressed with the number of agencies wanting to be included in the resource. We were looking of ways of not just collating the information but making it widely available for everyone to use. It would be no good having all this information sitting on a book shelf unused, that is why we are so please to have found partners within the community who will work with the information we have accessed.”
In order that students, parents, teachers and agencies can access the information the resource will be made available via:
Sending a copy to all agencies in the directory, sending 3 copies to each secondary school and the resources will be uploaded onto www.HillsSIP.com.au by the end of October. Chris Ferguson, Careers Adviser at Northmead High School said “This is an excellent resource for welfare staff in schools. It will assist School Counsellors, Careers Advisers and School Executives in linking students to outside agencies.”
In a partnership with other local not for profit organisations this resource will also be available on Connectus website (a website designed as an online youth magazine for Baulkham Hills Youth in the Hills. The Hornsby Shire Council will also be hosting the resource on their newly formed website for youth in early 2010.
Christian Tancred of the Connectus online magazine said he was very pleased to be working in partnership with Hills Schools Industry Partnership.
“This resource is invaluable to students and young people in the Hills. We hope that by providing a link through Connectus young people will be well equipped to access information and services in the Hills” he said.
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