Youth program targets Indigenous students
THE next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders is flocking to University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Ipswich today for the start of the Ipswich Education, Youth and Sport Program.
More than 100 young Indigenous people, aged 10-17, will take part in the week-long program, which is designed to maximise the engagement of primary and secondary students in education, culture, health and sporting activities.
Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health have developed the program in partnership with USQ, PCYC Ipswich, and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and various Queensland Government agencies.
A host of guests will be speaking to students throughout the week, including emerging sprinter Larissa Chambers, Dr Derek Chong and Contemporary Indigenous Australian Artist Fred Leone.