In July 2016 SMECC supported the IEmpower Youth Development & Empowerment Program, with other local partners including the Department of Justice and Regulation.
Around 20 young adults participated in this program over four days. The project supported them to learn new skills and have exposure opportunities to other services to help strengthen their resilience and increase their personal capacity. The program aimed to equip participants with professional skills, providing pathways into greater learning, leadership and employment opportunities.
IEmpower will continue to link with participants in the program who show interest in taking extra steps, by supporting them to participate in additional leadership opportunities with other young people state wide. SMECC will also support participants in the program to work with other young people in the region to build off the learnings from the program to develop and participate in local youth activity opportunities.