February 9, 2016 @ 5:20pm
With thanks to the support of the nib foundation, Argyle has launched unique social awareness challenge this week, for youth living within community housing. Coined 6 Worthy Weeks, this grass roots initiative is designed to inspire young people to notice others in need of help and then find a solution to this need.
“At Argyle, we understand that we must take a unique approach when it comes to supporting and inspiring young people. Encouraging this generation to strive for greater confidence, respect and empathy for others is key to building a better future for our communities.” – Wendy Middleton, CEO Argyle Housing.
Tenants aged 14-19 years who commit a minimum of 10 hours over 6 weeks will receive recognition from their community, a certificate of completion and a $200 voucher towards an area of vocational interest or educational expense. Two rounds will be run in 2016, 25 participants at a time – starting in the Wingecarribee, Macarthur and Wollondilly and then stretching out across all areas. Round two is due to start on July 1.
nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe, said Argyle’s 6 Worthy Weeks challenge is an innovative way to engage young people and foster positive action at a grassroots level.
“This initiative not only promises to unearth some unique ways to lend a helping hand to vulnerable people in the community, but will also support the young participants to gain skills in creativity and leadership.”
The $5,000 grant from nib foundation has allowed Argyle to develop and pilot this new initiative and we look forward to sharing the results of this partnership throughout the year together.
To find out more and apply to take part – tenants are encourage to contact their local Argyle office.