For youth workers: Remote learning and activities

Broadening Horizons Toolkit

This is an audio toolkit for anyone who works with young people in an online or hybrid capacity, featuring Broadening Horizons, a Victorian program that pairs industry partners with schools for mentorship and practical projects.

This series was recorded on Bidwal and Wurrundjeri lands.

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Episode 1: How might young people resolve community matters?

Organisations have problems to solve, and young people have creativity and skills! This episode looks at how the Broadening Horizons program builds schools’ capacity to get young people involved in community matters. We break down the key steps for engaging young people in ‘real world’ critical thinking and problem solving.

Episode 2: Three great engagement ideas for online or hybrid activities

Online and hybrid activities are here to stay in COVID-normal. This episode looks at what the Broadening Horizons team have created to improve both young people’s and youth workers’ online experience of their program, and their advice to others.

Episode 3: Three great strategies for engaging families in youth activities 

Schools and youth workers know it’s important to engage families to improve young people’s outcomes, but how? In this episode, we look at the strategies Broadening Horizons use to get families involved, what works, and what needs improving.

For young people: Meaningful work

A Fully Sick Music Festival Success

Ballarat Youth Services' SONIKA program ran its Fully Sick Music Festival online during COVID-19, creating work opportunities for young creatives. This article covers:

  • How SONIKA works
  • How the program adjusted in the pandemic
  • What the team learned from running the music festival

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