Government invests $212,720 for shire youth programs

ALL SMILES: Some very happy Bonnie Doon residents gather after the announcement of the $92,720 funding for youth programs.

THE Victorian Government is investing $212,720 in the Mansfield Shire to help young people develop skills, build confidence and make new connections for life after school.

Liberal candidate for Eildon Cindy McLeish announced last week that the Mansfield Shire Council and Bonnie Doon Community Group will receive funding to support a range of local initiatives for young people over a three year period.

Ms McLeish welcomed the funding from the government’s Engage program that will help more young people in the Mansfield area live active, healthy and fulfilling lives within their community.
The Mansfield Shire Council will use their funding of $120,000 for the Mansfield Youth Engagement Program.

Working in partnership with the secondary school, MACE, Third Hand Volunteers, Men’s Shed, Victoria Police, NE Tracks Local Learning and Employment Network, and Mansfield District Business Association this program aims to engage vulnerable young people in education and training and connect them to their community and local employers.

It will also help them to build their employment related skills and offers personal development.

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