The Engage Program, includes Youth Ambassadors project trains and mentors young people with disability to present, to the community and education sector, their personal stories of transition from school and the digital stories project of people with disability volunteering.
Youth Ambassadors develop skills in public speaking, communication and volunteering, promoting local inclusion for young people with disability.
The program is open to young people aged 17-25 years of age who have an intellectual disability or learning difference.
We acknowledge funding through the ENGAGE Program of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
"I joined the Youth Ambassadors to build confidence in public speaking and encourage others to reach their goals by telling my story."
"After completing school at Berendale, I was uncertain and anxious about what lay ahead mixed with a little excitement by the possibilities. Being a Youth Ambassador helps me build confidence in public speaking, which is one of my goals."
Become a youth ambassador
To become an ambassaor you must;
Be 18-25 years old
Be prepared to commit to approximately two hours per week in the program
Undertake a one to two year commitment to the program
Undertake training to develop your personal story ready for presentation
Be in work, volunteering or study or be prepared to volunteer
Be prepared to give presentations to community groups, schools, TAFEs and Universities
Be interested in learning new skills in the areas of media, communication and leadership