Young people participating in Youth Frontiers will develop and implement a community project. The benefits associated with undertaking community project are twofold:
- they provide opportunities for young people to develop a range of life skills, including communication, leadership and organisational skills.
- they can make a positive difference to the local community.
Young people participating in Youth Frontiers can choose to undertake a community project under one of the following seven categories:
|Community Harmony Projects under this category focus on recognising the importance of a multicultural NSW, challenging racism and celebrating our State’s cultural diversity.|
|Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Projects under this category focus on building awareness about the mental health and wellbeing of young people, their friends and families.|
|Engaging in Sport Projects under this category focus on encouraging young people to participate in sports and other physical activities, particularly team sports which build teamwork.|
|Empowering young women Projects under this category are about giving voice to issues of importance to young women and engaging young women in decision making. To help you develop ideas for projects under this category, you will have access to Girl Rising a film that tells stories from around the world about the power of education in changing the future for girls.|
|The Centenary of Anzac Projects under this category will explore the “Anzac Legend” and the importance of commemorating the Centenary of the First World War.|
|Environment and Conservation Projects under this category focus on participating in an environmental or conservation issue, such as local bush regeneration or animal protection groups.|
|General category Any other local project which young people participating in the program would like to undertake.|
A tool kit has been developed for young people with ideas on how to choose, plan, and develop a Youth Frontiers community project.