Links to Learning
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Due to NSW Government advice to keep children at home from school where possible, Links to Learning is currently on hiatus. We have a number of other programs to engage and support young people’s wellbeing which are available for you to access during this difficult time.
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Key objectives of the Links to Learning Program include:
CONNECT – schools identify appropriate students in partnership with Social Futures.
ENGAGE – Students are actively engaged in meaningful activities delivered by Social Futures Links to Learning Coordinator and other youth programs staff.
LEARN – Students are provided with learning opportunities aimed at improving their education, employment and life skills.
PLAN – Individualised plans are developed collaboratively with students to identify goals and strategies for their transition from Links to Learning projects to their base school or another agreed education option.
TRANSITION – Students are supported in implementing their individual plan for successfully transitioning from Links to Learning projects to school or another agreed education option.
How do I get involved?
Referrals are made via participating schools, but for more information, please contact our Links to Learning Coordinator, Dusty McOnie through email: [email protected] or 02 6620 1800.
Links to Learning
Helping young people to realise their potential and achieve their dreams
“Do it cos it’s so fun and you learn heaps of new things”
“Jen is really inspiring and I can relate to a lot of the things she says”
“We cooked burgers and stir fries and curries, and then Jen made us a recipe book of all the things we cooked throughout the term”
(Links to Learning participants, ABC Radio 2015)
About Links to Learning
This program aims to assist students at risk to re-engage with, or remain engaged with learning and return to their base school or to another agreed educational option at the end of their involvement with the project. Participating schools are Kadina High School, Richmond River High School, Lismore High School, Nimbin Central School, Woodenbong Central School, Alstonville High School and Casino High School.
What kinds of things can you learn in Links to Learning?
Our courses are designed to meet participant’s diverse needs and aspirations and can cover topics from Information Literacy, to Wellbeing and Resilience, as well as specialised Vocational Skills such as cooking and hospitality, photography, art, IT and design.
For an example of some of the cool stuff we do, check out “Nimbin Flipside” – the short film which won 2nd place and an encouragement award for creativity and concept at the 2015 Nimbin Youth Film Competition!
Click the link below to view the video (special thanks to The Clubhouse for their help editing this too!)
This is the Nimbin Links to Learning Crew receiving their award from Mayor Jenny Dowell.
Hear our stories: Click on the media link below to hear our ABC Radio interview about the 2015 G Click Exhibition by Links to Learning Participants.
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