Mallee District Aboriginal Services youth program aims to take the lead

MDAS Youth Support Services case worker Michael Harradine, Coomealla High School students Lauren Boundy, 15, and Alyia Whitton, 15, youth services trainee Kylia Sloan, case worker Briana Hayden and Chaffey Secondary College student Pau’la Ma’u, 14, during a team activity. Picture: Louise Barker

MDAS Youth Support Services case worker Michael Harradine, Coomealla High School students Lauren Boundy, 15, and Alyia Whitton, 15, youth services trainee Kylia Sloan, case worker Briana Hayden and Chaffey Secondary College student Pau’la Ma’u, 14, during a team activity. Picture: Louise Barker

SOME of Sunraysia’s most promising Aboriginal secondary school students have taken part in a new youth program created to foster confidence and inspire the next generation of community leaders.

Run by Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS), yesterday’s workshop was the first of its kind in Mildura.

MDAS youth services worker Kylia Sloan and early school leavers case worker Briana Hayden ran the program, for which about 60 young people were nominated.

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