Disengage young people are being offered an alternative education program thanks to Youth Futures WA! Youth Futures WA came to Rise recently to chat about Anchor Point.
Youth Futures Anchor Point
Anchor Point is an alternative education program run by Youth Futures for young people aged 14 and 9 months to 19 years. It helps those who are disengaged from school or who have had recent poor attendance.
The program is based at the Town of Bassendean’s Youth Center. Young people who attend can complete a Certificate I, Certificate II and Certificate III in General Education.
Anchor Point is based on a student-centred model. This means it is a self-paced learning program and there is lots of individual support.
The Anchor Point program runs four days a week from Monday to Thursday 9am to 2:30pm. It is referral-based program and young people must give their consent.
Benefits for Rise
Rise Youth Manager Dawn McAleenan said she was excited about this program.
It is great having a local program that can help young people with their education. It is especially relevant for the young women who access our safe house and have had to leave their homes.
Having a solid education can provide so many opportunities later in life. A big thanks to Danielle for coming to speak to our team about the program.
For more information on Anchor Point, call 9300 2677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rise youth services
Rise provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.