active8 Premier’s Youth Challenge is a youth development program which provides South Australian secondary school students with the opportunity to get involved in their local communities as they participate in a range of exciting challenges that promote self-reliance, self-confidence and community service.
active8 is coordinated at the school level and comprises partnerships between schools, community organisations and young people. These partnerships give young people the opportunity to get involved in local organisations and encourage long-term commitment to community life. Organisations involved in partnerships include Conservation Volunteers Australia, Girl Guides and Scouts Australia and Surf Life Saving clubs. The program also encourages the development of leadership and teamwork skills through camps and other projects.
A State Government grant ensures that the active8 programs are delivered at no cost to the active8 participants and on completion of the program participants receive recognition from the Premier.
Rachael Leverton, Senior Policy and Programs Officer (08) 8415 4289.