CREATE Your Future
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CREATE Your Future
The CREATE Your Future (CYF) program supports young people aged 15 -25 on their transition from care to independence. The life skills required to effectively manage the challenges of everyday life are broad and translating knowledge, attitude and values into abilities that enable young people to excel is the foundation of this program. The CYF program is supported by:
For young people leaving care, createyourfuture.org.au is an informative and resourceful rich website that includes links to support services, leaving care plan and covers a wide range of life areas to assist young people transitioning from care. The website focuses on seven key areas; identity, relationships, finding a a place to live, health, finances, education and employment and general living skills.
The CYF program includes a series of holistic skills based workshops that support young people aged 15 to 25 in their transition from care to independence and adulthood. A core set of competencies are targeted including effective communication, critical thinking, informed and responsible decision making, creative thinking, self-awareness, and interpersonal relationship skills in order to enhance the ability for flexible and positive behaviour that enable young people to live independently. The workshops also enable young people to competently enter a highly competitive job market, manage their finances, and maintain health.
The annual Grant Scheme enables young people who are members of clubCREATE to reach their full potential. In the past, grants have been provided for the purchase of laptops, driving lessons, educational resources and accommodation and living expenses. For more information click here.
GYOW Info Kit
Our Go Your Own Way (leaving care) Info Kit is a resource for young people aged 15 and above who are starting to plan for their transition to adulthood and independence. The kit is filled with resources and information to assist the planning process and provide caseworkers, young people and carers with the information they need to plan for a successful transition. Click here to view the GYOW info kit.
Sortli was originally developed in partnership between young people who have transitioned from care, CREATE Foundation and the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services as a tool to support transition to independence planning. The app has now been developed with the Department of Health and Human Services for Victoria, and the Department of Communities in Western Australia, and will complement resources for young people transitioning from, or who have left, out-of-home care. Sortli helps young people become independent and is a fun, informative and easy to navigate app that focuses on eight key areas; identity, relationships, finding a a place to live, health, finances, education and employment. legal information and general living skills.
Download the Sortli Postcard
Download the Sortli Poster
CREATE Your Future Licensing Program
Over the past year, CREATE has been expanding the CYF program by developing a licence that enables our partner organisations to deliver CYF workshops to young people with a care experience. This licensing program will enable more young people to undertake CYF workshops and therefore will support more in their transition from care to independence. The CYF licence includes a suite of materials covering eight themes, intensive training in the CYF program, presentation and facilitation skills training, and practical support from experienced CYF facilitators.
To learn more about CREATE Your Future Licensing, see our information flyer.