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Warlpiri youth development programs
The Warlpiri Youth Development Corporation (WYDAC) operate a range of programs in the Northern Territory to support Warlpiri young people in the creation of positive, meaningful futures as individuals and for the benefit of their communities. Programs include diversionary programs (cultural and other project activities) and development (training, education and employment support). The programs have two levels:
- Level 1 - engages young people (5-25 year olds) in a consistent program of positive, healthy and safe, cultural and project activities, aimed at increasing enjoyment, interests and challenges, whilst correspondingly reducing negative behaviours such as substance misuse or other at risk activity.
- Level 2 - creates productive and formal life pathways for Warlpiri youth through opportunities from Jaru Trainee membership, training, education and employment.
WYDAC head office is located in Yuendumu Community, however WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites: Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation.
Abstract adapted from Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation
via Alice Springs NT 0872
Ph: (08) 895 64188
Fax: (08) 895 64081
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