Youth, teenagers, young people of today, tomorrow's leaders.
What are the needs of todays 10-20yr olds? Wow! Parents may say money, self worth, mentors, loving leadership, acceptance, education, resources. This list could go on forever.
I remember as a teenager growing up in suburban Australia we had so much time to hang out with our friends. We would play sport, work at our part time jobs, and get in to trouble testing the boundaries of society. Time wow, this is the thing most adults desire most. MORE of it!!!
From my experience as a secondary teacher, I believe that if kids had mentors or teachers to help them to set their own greater goals in life and to help them make a start on these and support them rather than just hanging out with mates they would utilize their teen years to pursue life goals and get into 'less' trouble.
Next Step is a new not for profit organization in the Central Coast, NSW, Australia which provides innovative, strength based programs that empower young people to take steps towards a BRIGHTER FUTURE.
How will they do this? Through fun bi monthly programs including: a FREE BBQ with live music performances and workshops on:
- Break dancing workshops
- Cultural Awareness programs
- Mental Health Awareness
- Living Skills
Next Step aim to to connect young people with positive role models and inform them about what local support services are needed if they need extra support.
By supporting our youth and helping them to achieve their dreams and goals through love, guidance and support our nations can only become GREAT nations of valued citizens.
Next Step's Board of Directors is a very talented and experienced group of people who aim to better youth services in the Central Coast Area.
We take our hat off to you for creating a resourceful, supportive and FUN service to young people in the Central Coast Region.
Other youth empowerment programs I highly endorse are:
- Free Spirit Girl- a beautiful program by Katie Pitsis aimed at girls and teen girls to live fully, stand strong and shine brightly!
- Magic Moments Youth Leadership and Finance Summit- An Amazing Life Changing Workshop which cannot be more highly recommended by professionals in the youth leadership area.
- Anthony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (Amazing! and American based)
- Empower You - By Tomorrows Youth (For Teenagers to develop the mindset and motivation to create a successful future)
It makes me so happy as a parent to know that such amazing, supportive programs exist for our children. Thank you to all of those motivated enough to really care.