Advance is a fantastic one-year school-based program that encourages you to get actively involved in your local community. If you are in Years 7 to 12 at a Victorian Government secondary school, you can get involved in the Advance program and have the
What Sort of Community Activities Will I Do?
There's a whole range of activities young people are doing with heaps of different community organisations. There are heaps of programs for you to choose from. For example, you can:
- Participate in a conservation program
- Get involved with Army, Air Force or Navy cadets
- Help your local Surf Life Saving association
- Help the Red Cross
- Be a Girl Guide or Scout
- Run a community radio program
- Learn life saving skills through St John's Ambulance and the State Emergency Services
Is My School Involved?
To see what schools are involved, visit the Advance (new window) page on the Department of Human Services website. If your school is not involved, speak to a teacher, co-ordinator or school counsellor and ask them to look at the program. It's not a competition to get a grant for your school or anything like that - any government school can become involved!
If your school is not involved and you'd like to become a part of the program, tell your teacher about it today.
How Will Advance Benefit Me?
Hopefully, by participating in this program:
- You will develop skills to participate in your community
- You will be engaged in community activities
- Communities will support your engagement and participation and
- You will have something great to add to your resume or uni or TAFE application!
To find out more on how Advance can benefit you, read some case studies of Advance in action (new window) and read on to see what other young people have been doing in their community and how it has had a positive effect on their life.
If you have questions or want more information about the Advance program, email: firstname.lastname@example.org