Funded by the Department of Education, Stepping Stones is an alternative education program for year 11 and 12 students who are disengaged from mainstream education. The basic numeracy and literacy program is designed specifically for behaviour change/modification, through the provision of an adapted learning environment to suit the individual needs of the students.
The program aims to help young people who are of compulsory school age, but who for a variety of reasons are not turning up to school. The programs curriculum and ‘hands-on’ learning activities focus on building skills that will enable the participants to access further education, training and/or employment.
Stepping Stones aims to re-engage young people, identify issues they have that caused the initial disengagement and attempt to address it to ensure long-term success. The program aims to transition participants into further certified training, back into school or into employment when the time comes for them to comfortably move on from the centre.
Students are also presented with opportunities to share their skills and experiences with other people who attend programs, or to take on a further role of a senior member/mentor to their peers.
The Stepping Stones program is currently delivered at:
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