I am pleased to announce the amalgamation of The Junk Wave as a program of My Other Mum (MOM) Training College. A partnership made in heaven, Megan and Char are happy to hand the reins to a fantastic not for profit, National training school to forward the vision of The Junk Wave.
Still under the management of Social Worker Megan Bayliss (in her role as student counsellor at MOM), The Junk Wave is now a national "Youth at Risk" training program for Community Service and Youth York students of My Other Mum Training College to work alongside high school students at risk of dropping out of school and unemployed youth.
This exciting new partnership increases employability by offering work placement and volunteering opportunities (Cairns only) to present and past MOM students, and school age students with mental health problems, young people with social/learning difficulties, and/or disabilities.
Along with principles of engaging and building relationships with young people, The Junk Wave will teach new skills in sustainable and ethical business (social enterprise), recycling, reusing and smart art.
A seamless roll over means no difference in service delivery. Containers and boxes of clean junk are still for sale and pick ups from manufacturers, corporates, social help agencies and individuals will continue as normal.
Two professional development workshops ($30.00 p/p) are already advertised for Cairns:
- How recycling fits into the Early Years Learning Framework: April 2, 2011, 9am - 12.30pm at MOM, 212 McCormack St, Manunda
- Smart Art:April 2, 2011, 9am - 12.30pm at MOM, 212 McCormack St, Manunda
Work placement in this program is currently open to Certificate IV Youth Work students studying through MOM.
No matter where you are in Australia, if you are interested becoming a Youth Worker, please call My Other Mum Training College today: 07 4054 5511 (Locals discount to Cairns people).