Youth Insearch is a community organisation that coordinates weekend programs focused on resolving adolescent issues at a peer level for young people aged between 12-17 years.
It is a grass roots, early-intervention program, which works alongside welfare agencies, schools and local police to identify 'at-risk' youth that will benefit from the program. We aim to reduce crime, substance abuse, binge drinking and prevent suicide in young people, as well as enhance self-esteem and productivity through empowering youth.
A key to the success of the program is its peer to peer focus where youth who have graduated from the program return to assist and mentor the other young participants through their issues.
Q4 District Project Youth Insearch camps are held 24klms south of Bundaberg at the Chaverim outdoor activities and environment centre that belongs to the Shalom Catholic college in Bundaberg.
Camps are held four times a year, the dates for next year’s camps are:
December 1st to 3rd 2017
March 2nd to 4th 2018
June 1st to 3rd 2018
August 17th to 19th 2018
November 30th to December 2nd 2018
As this is a district project we each club support to fund these camps to the tune of at least $250 each year and so help the youth of Queensland who are our future get a better start to life. Please make your club donation payable to Lions District 201Q4 Youth Insearch Project and send to the cabinet treasurer.
District 201Q4 Youth InSearch Chair for 2017/18 is Barry Bridger