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Youth Solutions and AGL partner so young people DriveSAFE

Posted on 28th Nov 2018

Youth Solutions is awarded a $5000 grant as part of AGL’s Community Investment Program

Through AGL’s Local Community Investment Program 2018, Youth Solutions has received $5000 to produce a new DriveSAFE animation and supporting program resources.

DriveSAFE is offered as part of the Youth Solutions Peer Enrichment and Education workshops and is delivered to young people aged 15-25 years of age by Youth Solutions’ staff, with the help of YAG members, peer educators and student placements.

The project focuses on positively changing the attitudes and behaviours of young drivers and educating them on the consequences of their actions when making unsafe choices with alcohol and other drugs.

CEO of Youth Solutions, Geraldine Dean is grateful for the support AGL has provided to the Service over the last few years.

“AGL are wonderful supporters of many organisations in our community and we are thrilled that they have chosen to support Youth Solutions as part of their Community Investment Program for 2018,” she said.

“Our team are very excited to start working on the design and development of the DriveSAFE resources and we look forward to sharing the results with our workshop participants and the whole community.

“We know that by creating engaging materials for DriveSAFE, important harm minimisation messages as part of the project will be more memorable and accessible to young people, schools and community groups who participate in the project.

“Thank you to AGL for supporting young people in our community.”

Manager of Government & Community Relations, Alex Fitzpatrick said AGL supports Youth Solutions’ mission to promote health and prevent harm.

 “Youth Solutions has a proud history of making a difference in the lives of young people and this program will do important work promoting road safety,” Ms Fitzpatrick said.

“At AGL, safety is one of our core values and we have 20 employees in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee who spend a great deal of time driving back and forth between our sites.

“Their safety is extremely important to us and we can see the value this program will provide.

“AGL is proud to support great local organisations like Youth Solutions who contribute so much to local communities.”

Read about Youth Solutions core programs here. 

 

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