MYFS offers all schools in the Monash municipality a range of stand alone or pre-packaged school-based programs facilitated by MYFS project workers. Students 10 years old (approx. grade 5) and above are eligible for MYFS programs.
Programs include: Peer Mediation, Self Esteem/ Personal Development/ Resilience, Leadership, Diversity /Sexuality /Addressing Homophobia, Team Building, Drug & Alcohol education, Anger Management, Transition and many more.
Schools will need to fill out a request form and submit it by the dates listed in the important dates section (green) on the left. All request forms will be assessed, however due to high levels of demand, MYFS cannot guarantee all programs will be delivered.
This exciting program is currently run over five days involving year 10 students from secondary schools across Monash.
The program aims to increase young people’s skills and confidence in leadership, communication and participation. To achieve these aims the program will:
Training is provided in communication, group process, public speaking, leadership and program planning. The program is active, experiential, and builds on a youth participatory approach (young people participate in various tasks and activities and learn through experience and reflection). The week culminates in a presentation night in front of family, friends, council staff, and school representatives. Call Barb on 9518 3900 for more information
Targeting Year 10 and above, the training runs over two and a half days and provides students with the skills to be Peer Mediators in their school. Workbooks and certificates are supplied. Maximum numbers per program is 16 students. Please note schools will need to schedule in a follow up time with MYFS when requesting this program.
The Leadership Program is based on the Monash Youth and Family Services All Schools Leadership Program and is highly interactive, fun and enhances positive relationships between peers. The program runs for one day and is available to Grade 5 and 6 at primary level and junior, middle and senior students at secondary level. Maximum numbers per program is 16 students.
The program aims to increase young people’s leadership skills and communication techniques through an experiential learning processes incorporating interactive group work, enhancing decision making skills and building on the natural confidence in each student. The program would be beneficial to students who may currently be in a leadership role or who are looking at developing a leadership role within their school, social or community group.
The Transition Program is a one day program aimed at Grade 6 students leaving primary school and moving onto secondary school. The program aims to build the skills and confidence to handle issues that students may face in their experience transitioning from primary to secondary school. Participants will get the opportunity to actively demonstrate problem solving, preparation, time management and peer support with a variety of practical activities, group work scenarios and workbook sheets all aimed to facilitate a smoother transition.
Chic is an intensive, two and a half day, ‘female only’ program facilitated by professional Youth Workers which is aimed at a year 9 students. Chic program facilitators work with the small group of 10-12, to create a safe and open environment, allowing the group to explore common issues regularly faced by adolescents.
Facilitators guide the group through a variety of interactive activities which encourage participants to learn from each other by sharing their diverse values, beliefs and experiences, while providing them with relevant information and topical information. The goal of the Chic program is to equip participants with the tools and knowledge they need to confidently make informed life decisions.
The GirlsOwn program is an interactive program for young females in grades 5 and 6. The program uses practical activities to better equip young females with knowledge and skills to enhance personal development focusing on topics such as relationships (friendships), family values and positive self-esteem. Maximum numbers per program is 16 students.
Application due dates:
9 Nov 12 for Term 1 2013
1 March 13 for Term 2 2013
24 May 13 for Term 3 2013
16 Aug 13 for Term 4 2013
8 Nov 2013 for Term 1 2014
Applications are accepted anytime call Barb 95183900 if you wish to discuss an application.
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