the problem to solve
The Regional Policy Advisory Committee of the Victorian State Government report Research into education aspiration for regional Victoria identified young people in regional Victoria are less likely to complete secondary and post-compulsory qualifications than their metropolitan counterparts. Intervention needs to be taken before they start high school to build aspiration, resilience and connection.
• Focus group and follow up ideation session for activity types/engagement ideas
• Development of program itinary & activity resources
• Branding ideation
• Presenter training
• Pilot program at schools in Creswick, Ballarat and Maryborough
• Refine content and training style
Dream seeds is a fun, interactive workshop, designed and presented by Youthrive alumni for Year 6 classes. The workshop aims to show young people that they have the capacity to be the leaders of their own lives, whatever their background. Original activities and games will aim to build the knowledge and skills that they need to create a vision and practical pathways to positive futures.
The Dream Seeds® program has been delivered to over 1000 students across 38 primary schools in rural Victoria. In 2018, the Dream Seeds team was awarded the Southwest TAFE & Deakin University Regional Achiever Award at the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
This program has also been expanded beyond the classroom. An interactive website was created in 2019 to accompany the workshops and ensure program participants can continue to connect with the ideas of Dream Seeds after the workshop.