Monash Council will assist two other Victorian councils to roll out its successful Young Women's Leadership Program within their cities, as part of VicHealth's Bright Futures Challenge.
The Bright Futures Challenge addresses the upcoming trends that will impact the mental wellbeing of young Victorians over the next 20 years.
Council previously received funding through the Bright Futures Challenge to create the Young Women's Leadership Program, which provides a structured approach to increase young women's skills, confidence and leadership opportunities in a peer learning environment.
The Program engages young women from migrant and refugee backgrounds,. Young women reported increases in their confidence to apply for opportunities such as successful applications for scholarships to study university aboard, becoming community leaders/ambassadors and multiple educational and career opportunities.
As part of the third phase of this new VicHealth initiative, six Victorian local councils will share in over $500,000 to help young people develop the skills and connections they need to manage life's challenges.
Casey City Council and Whittlesea City Council will both work with Monash Council to roll out the promising project within their areas.
To find out more about the funded councils and projects, go to: A Bright Future for young Victorians