Adventure utilises high adrenaline, positive, safe risk taking activities as a platform for engaging disengaged and vulnerable young people in a positive mentoring environment. Young people involved have generally had some contact with the justice system, and may have a history of behavioural concerns at home and at school.
Participants are involved for one day per week during school term, with weekly sessions on topics such as domestic violence, complemented by activities such as downhill mountain-biking, motorbiking, welding, bushwalking and ball sports.
The building of positive long-term relationships is a key factor in the success of the program.
Adventure runs for a minimum of 10 weeks.
The Adventure program is an early intervention program funded by the ACT Government.
- Reduction in offending behaviours
- Supported back into education
- Linked into sporting and recreational communities