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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Literacy program offered to young Queensland offenders

Date posted: 2 April 2012

The Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre is launching a voluntary reading and writing program at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre in Townsville, north Queensland. The Centre says it wants to boost the literacy skills of young people in detention.

Program organiser Carla Hutchinson-Reade says the group is looking for volunteers to be mentors. She says the program will focus on topics which are meaningful for participants.

"The majority of young people at Cleveland, 85% of them are Indigenous and at the moment they have literacy levels that are generally below expected levels," she said.

Source: ABC News

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Last updated: 2 April 2012
 
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