Our two Youth Education Programs provide support to students to help them with their homework, learning and education goals. Students are welcome to come along to a session without a referral, they will be supported to register and parental consent will be obtained.

Light the Way

Light the Way was founded in 2015 by a group of community members who saw a need to support young people from refugee background with their school work. Since this time we have provided support to approximately 100 students through the program, with an average of 20 at each session.

Each week, students bring their homework or other learning tasks that they need help with. Our team of volunteer tutors spend time with the students either one-on-one or in small groups to help them with their work.

Feedback from students about Light the Way is that they find it a good and safe place for them to get support with their learning, see their friends and to meet new people.

Eligibility

All students from Refugee background who are aged 14 – 25.

Program Time and Location

Monday afternoon during school terms

4pm – 5.30pm

Guilford Young College – 76 Bowden Street, Glenorchy

Free transport is provided to take students home after the session

Leading the Way

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Leading the Way is a new study support program with the goal to help students improve their educational outcomes. Our Educator supports students to set and work towards their goals, and our volunteers assist students with their homework and other learning tasks.

This program also has a parental support component which aims to encourage and support their increased understanding and participation in the education system. We are available to provide information and facilitate communication and links between parents and schools where barriers may exist.

Eligibility

Students from Migrant and Refugee background who are in grade 9 or 10 at local Government Schools.

Program Time and Location

Thursday afternoons during school terms

3.30pm – 5pm

CatholicCare MSP Hub – 35 Tower Road, New Town

Funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet; Communities, Sport and Recreation

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For more information about either of these programs, please contact the program worker on 6278 1660 or msp.info@aohtas.org.au