When I walk in the streets of the Green Square hood,
once where old factories and warehouses stood
Fresh apartments, just ‘cause they could
~ 'Green Square, What’s Good?’ by Green Square School
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Youth Unlocked nurtures the potential of young people through the reflective and healing power of poetry.
Youth Unlocked creates tailored creative literacy programs that collaborate with poets, Elders, Language Custodians, musicians, artists and educators to help young people outside traditional education settings and who attend Behavioural Schools, Rehabilitation and Juvenile Justice Centres (Educational and Training Units).
Youth Unlocked nurtures the potential of young people through the reflective and healing power of poetry, encouraging self-expression that helps young people find their voice, write, record, perform and share their stories to:
- support literacy, learning and wellbeing
- encourage creativity, confidence and connection
- facilitate positive expression and healing
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“The social, educational, health, law and justice outcomes for the Aboriginal population are a lot lower than that of the non-Aboriginal population. This disadvantage plays a significant role in Aboriginal young people coming into contact with the various state and federal statutory systems.”
~ Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Good Practice Guide, 2020