A PROGRAM mentoring young people in Armadale has received a $220,000 boost from the State Government.
Save the Children’s One Step Closer project delivers physical and recreational activities, life skills and leadership workshops for young people aged eight to 15 in the Armadale area.
One Step Closer also encourages youth engagement in a variety of community-based services and clubs as an alternative to antisocial behaviour.
The grant is part of the state government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative.
“This funding will help One Step Closer continue to support young people in the Armadale area and improve their opportunities to make positive life choices,” Youth Minister Peter Tinley said.
Armadale MLA Tony Buti said the project has a significant effect on local young people.
“More than 50 Aboriginal children attend the program – delivered by qualified youth workers and local Aboriginal leaders on a weekly basis – and use the safe environment that’s provided to build resilience and develop crucial life skills.”