Raising self esteem: helping indigenous youth
Raising self-esteem and building resilience:
Helping indigenous youth develop a commitment to their future
We help indigenous youth recognise that they do have choices in life
Most young people hold a set of beliefs and attitudes that shape their expectations of the future. In order to make postive changes in their lives, it is important for them to understand how their mind works. Only then, can they take control of what they think and consequently have the power to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and a strong ethical centre with which to make the right choices in life.
Our curriculum PX2™ has been implemented across a diverse group of indigenous youth and has proven to be a life-changing experience. Not just for individuals, but for the entire family: promoting positive communication, building stronger relationships and raising levels of accountability for its participants.
Our curriculum prepares them for the workforce and shows them how they can set higher goals for themselves. It helps develop resilience and a firm belief in themselves that will help them get to where they want to be.
We can help make a positive impact on the future of indigenous youth, their families and their communities.
We help indigenous youth make a commitment to their future and prepare for the workforce
The Pacific Institute can help deliver:
- An increased level of self-belief to enable youth to complete their education, training and to find quality employment.
- The essential skills needed to be able to engage successfully in the workforce such as: a higher level of sensitivity to the behaviour of other people.
- A greater level of accountability for indigenous youth: to themselves, their families and their employers.
- A more goal and results-oriented approach to positively change existing attitudes.
- Heightened self-confidence and self-motivation so youth can reach their individual goals.
- An enhanced sense of self-worth so youth can realise their potential for creativity, open-mindedness and flexibility.
“It will help me make better decisions in the future.” Youth participant
“This will help me become better than I think I am.” Youth participant
Achieving positive outcomes….
Our curriculum is held in high regard across Australia
Our recent projects include the following:
This organisation implemented our PX2™ curriculum as the basis on which to build further training programs. It provided a solid foundation to change the behaviours and mindsets of youth returning to further their education.
“Many of our students come from disadvantaged groups. Trans-generational, welfare, unemployment, homelessness and indigenous Australians; our research has shown a common thread underpinning this disadvantage is low self-esteem. 'If you think you can, you will; if you think you can't, you are right again!' Our indigenous staff at once saw the value (of this curriculum) and we used it as a launch pad for disengaged youth and learners returning to study … using the program from day one and reinforcing the concepts as the training program progressed produced best results”. Richard Agar, Indigenous Projects Unit, Kimberley TAFE, Broome Campus
Home Valley Station, Kimberley, Western Australia: preparing trainees for the rigours of working life on a station, Kimberley Group Training
Students received all their training at the station and worked towards Certificates 2 to 4 in a range of services required at Home Valley from hospitality, through to machinery, mechanic, tourism and events. The Pacific Institute curriculum was one of the first pieces of formal training they received, as a foundation for all further training.
“The group at Home Valley Station responded very well and there was a keen interest in the concepts especially from the young participants who had just finished Year 12. It was fantastic to see their eyes open to the opportunities being presented to them and to see their levels of internal control grow, as the training progressed.” Scott Amy, Client Services Manager, Master Facilitator, The Pacific Institute, Australia
Palm Island, Queensland: First Australian Standing Tall program: Developing capabilities and people skills to help youth enter the workforce and maximise opportunities
Commencing July 2012, we will assist trainee tradesmen to develop people skills as well as behaviour and attitudes appropriate for the workforce. In addition to trade qualifications, these skills are absolutely essential in order to prepare young people for real life in the workforce and to set them on a path to success.
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