Programs for Schools

Youth Services offers a School Engagement Program — this innovative program will support the school's Civics and Citizenship curriculum by providing an opportunity for students to share and discuss contemporary local and community issues with students from other local schools in the City of Glen Eira. 

Each term participating schools are invited to nominate two students to partake in the program. Over the course of two meetings, a community issue relevant to local schools will be explored.

Topics covered in 2022

  • Sustainability
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Community spaces.

Meetings are run online on a Wednesday from 9.30am to 10.45am via google meets.

Meeting one

  • Focus on introducing students to one another and building rapport
  • Confirm House Rules
  • Introduction to the term’s topic
  • Engaging and education exploration of the topic
  • Providing a learning prompt for students to consider and develop a response ahead of meeting two.

Meeting two

  • Ice breaker activity
  • Rehash of the topic covered in meeting one
  • Each school will take it in turn to share their response to their learning prompt
  • General discussion about each other’s ideas.

At the conclusion of meeting two, schools will be provided with a toolkit to assist them if they elect to explore their student's prompts further in the school setting. 

Student outcomes

  • Learn about the world around them and investigate contemporary civics and citizenships issues.
  • Actively engage in topics relevant to their school communities.
  • Learn from industry experts and be encouraged to broaden their perspective.
  • Meet new young people with diverse life experience and opinions.
  • Encouraged to think critically and enact problem solving skills.
  • Supported to take part in advocacy and action.

Register your interest

If your school is interested in joining the School Engagement Program, complete the below and a member of the Youth Services team will be in contact with more information.

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