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Youth Frontiers

Youth Frontiers has been redesigned for 2021-2026 in order to better support those young people most in need. The reshaped program will deliver quality mentoring to young people aged 10-17 years who have had contact with the justice and the child protection systems. The aim of the program is increase young people’s wellbeing and connection to community and avoid further contact with the justice system.

Two key cohorts have been identified for the program: Aboriginal young people and young women. This means that 100% of service delivery will be provided to these two groups.

The program will be delivered in four locations:

  • Central Coast Local Government Area (LGA) – supporting Aboriginal young people
  • Sydney LGA – supporting Aboriginal young people
  • Fairfield LGA – supporting young women
  • Illawarra (Wollongong & Shellharbour LGAs) – supporting young women

Young people participating in Youth Frontiers will be matched with mentors and will receive at least 52 hours over twelve months of mentoring support. The program gives mentees an opportunity to build life skills and self-confidence through mentoring support and by undertaking a community engagement activity.

The recommissioning of the program has commenced with the tender opening on Monday 8 November 2021 and closing 11am Friday 10 December 2021. For more information regarding the tender or to submit an application, please visit tender.nsw.gov.au.

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2021