The CREATE Your Future (CYF) program supports young people aged 15-25 on their transition from care to independence. The life skills required to effectively manage the challenges of everyday life are broad and translating knowledge, attitude and values into abilities that enable young people to excel is the foundation of this program.
For young people leaving care, createyourfuture.org.au is an informative and resourceful rich website that includes links to support services, leaving care plan and covers a wide range of life areas to assist young people transitioning from care. The website focuses on seven key areas; identity, relationships, finding a a place to live, health, finances, education and employment and general living skills.
The CYF program includes a series of holistic skills based workshops that support young people aged 15 to 25 in their transition from care to independence and adulthood. A core set of competencies are targeted including effective communication, critical thinking, informed and responsible decision making, creative thinking, self-awareness, and interpersonal relationship skills in order to enhance the ability for flexible and positive behaviour that enable young people to live independently. The workshops also enable young people to competently enter a highly competitive job market, manage their finances, and maintain health.
The annual Grant Scheme enables young people who are members of clubCREATE to reach their full potential. In the past, grants have been provided for the purchase of laptops, driving lessons, educational resources and accommodation and living expenses.