Wunan Joins Forces with the LifeChanger Foundation

Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2024 at 9:00:00 AM

For the first time ever, the LifeChanger Foundation will be coming to the Kimberley, thanks to a promising new partnership formed with the Wunan Foundation in an effort to foster resilience and self-confidence in at-risk-youth.

The project seeks to recruit and build the capacity of local mentors who can work effectively with Kununurra-based youth services to provide local level leadership, guidance, and role models. Wunan are excited to be bringing this initiative to Kununurra and the broader Kimberley community and firmly believe that strong leadership is the backbone of strong Aboriginal communities.

Wunan Foundation CEO, Prue Jenkins had the following to say about the program, “through the initiative with LifeChangers we hope to build up new mentors who can look out for our youth and provide the guidance they need as respected role models and leaders within our community. Our kids need to see what’s possible for them with the right people and right opportunities in front of them, and from our experience we can confidently say that local level leadership is one of the most crucial elements to getting them on a strong path.”

To help upskill new mentors, LifeChangers will be delivering nine online mentorship development sessions for aspiring local leaders and equipping these individuals with the tools and resources they need to make a positive impact in their community.

The Wunan Foundation will support the LifeChangers team by helping coordinate and identify potential candidates for the program. If you or someone you know would like to be part of these programs, we invite you to get in touch today with our team today.

The success of the LifeChangers Program will be measured against several key outcomes including reducing crime, improved community safety, enhancing community empowerment and providing engaging activities for youth at risk of offending. Key performance indicators have been established to set goals for the program’s first year.

In total, the program aims to have at least 10 youth complete training via community workshops, and a further 20 students go through school-based workshops. Additionally, a total of 20 mentors will be brought on board to carry the program forward and later guide a 2-week face-to-face workshop to high risk young people.

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