July 29, 2016

Hands-On Learning

Young people with a history of not reaching their full potential in mainstream education often respond well to project based hands-on learning delivered outside the classroom. An important part of our work is to provide opportunities for students to learn beyond the school environment, alongside people in business and the community.
Programs we have run in the past are:

Arts Express

Arts Express is an art therapy program designed for young people disengaged from traditional schooling. A multi-component arts program, it offers secondary students the opportunity to explore their creative talents, while teaching them tools to express their feelings and improve their self-esteem, self-awareness and social skills. The program started in March 2013, with individual programs since run in Kapunda, Riverton, Bala
lava, Yorke Peninsular and Clare.Peer mentors have been trained and have run programs in their local community to make Arts Express accessible to more young people and also cultivate a sense of belonging and community.

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Construction Projects

Shaping Futures has supported numerous construction projects across the region, which has allowed many young people to gain practical skills, work as a team for a community cause and learn from industry professionals. This learning was recognised as part of their SACE curriculum, certified courses and non-accredited skill acquisition.

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