The Youth Transitions project provides early intervention assistance to address the barriers that prevent young people from participating as active citizens in the local community. The project works in collaboration with a range of stakeholders and partnering organisations to deliver targeted services in specific areas. The project targets refugees and other vulnerable migrants eligible for Settlement Grants, who are under the age of 25 and living in the Logan area. Exceptions can be made if there are complex needs present.
Access is one of six service providers that has been selected nationally to deliver programs which will improve workplace readiness, provide access to vocational opportunities and create strong social connections through education and sports engagement.
The Youth Transitions project is only newly established, but has already engaged 228 clients. These include the Multicultural Sports Club Male Soccer Team and Multicultural Sports Club Female Volleyball Team. Both of these teams train on a weekly basis, providing social inclusion and participation beyond the client’s own community and culture.