Adventure Based Learning Program
The world is full of compelling issues that need hope. These issues are often complex and multifaceted. The needs among our young people are hard to comprehend as we consider the following:
Suicide is the leading cause of death amoung young people in Australia.
One woman is killed almost every week by a current or former partner.
One in three women have experienced physical violence.
The cry to engage in our communities to support our young people is louder than ever! YWAM has used a model that supports the real needs of our young people.
YWAM currently facilitates preventative youth programs that are designed to complement schools, the youth justice systems and other youth organisations’ efforts in empowering young people to live holistic and healthy lives: physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Preventative Youth Programs
Our preventative and early intervention youth programs are facilitated through adventure-based learning, utilising the high and low ropes courses and our multi-purpose youth space. The programs are designed to help identify the early stages of disengagement while supporting at-risk youth. The adventure-based learning programs support the vulnerable by building resilience, enhancing responsiveness and cultivating community and team.
Multi-Purpose Youth Space.
YWAM will use the Youth Precinct warehouse, which will be converted into a multi-purpose youth space, as a place to facilitate these programs. Young people will have the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, while discussing challenging topics with their peers and leaders, which will help to build them up as individuals.
Our programs are designed to complement school efforts as well as developing key life skills that are outlined by the World Health Organisation to empower your young people to live holistic and healthy lives: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
High and Low Ropes Course
The high ropes course amplifies the youth programs through providing the adventure-based learning element through a ‘learning by doing’ and ‘challenge by choice’ philosophy. The high ropes course breaks down barriers and encourages young people to problem solve and draw on their mental, emotional and physical resources.