Bright Step Futures program equipping Canning kids with vital life skills

L to R Nicola Ros (First Aid Trainer).- Danni Forster, Tyler Batterbury & Jemal Nuru. Picture: Jon Hewson
L to R Nicola Ros (First Aid Trainer).- Danni Forster, Tyler Batterbury & Jemal Nuru. Picture: Jon Hewson

FOR the past three months, a City of Canning initiative has given teenagers the chance to learn important life skills for free.

Since October, the Bright Step Futures program has been providing at-risk young people aged 16-18 with essential skills, knowledge and confidence to make positive and healthy life choices.

Previous workshops have focused on self defence and basic martial arts, drug awareness, sexual health and domestic violence awareness, while participants were last week given the chance to learn vital first aid skills.

City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng said it was important to empower young people with important life skills and knowledge as soon as possible.

“Bright Step Futures will assist participants with knowing more about securing long-term housing, building and maintaining relationships post-school and keeping healthy physically and mentally,” he said.

The program’s last workshop for the season will focus on seeking and maintaining independent accommodation from 6-7.30pm at the Lynwood Youth Centre on February 2.

To register in the workshop, visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au