Activities are participant generated and a broad range of free literacy tutoring is provided. (Financial literacy, math, reading and cultural activities).
The program is innovative, grassroots, and flexible enough to meet clients where they are in their lives. Program structure, outcomes, and goals are different for each participant depending on their need. While the small group size allows us to offer individual education plans in a group setting, the focus for all participants is parenting, budgeting, nutrition, lifestyle choices and literacy.
Local groups involved in early education programs realise that those who most need their services are not accessing them. A need for 'pre-programming' targetting young, single mothers (or fathers) of (mainly) aboriginal ancestry was identified.
Many participants are the second or third generation of unemployed, marginalized, underâ€educated, impoverished people locked into a seemingly unbreakable cycle of poverty.