Emerge girls is a 12-week mentoring program for disengaged and at-risk young women lead by founder Jen Shaw and positive female mentors in the local community. The program focuses on empowering young women with essential life skills in nutrition and cooking, goal setting, budgeting and self- care as well as promoting positive self-esteem and creating a community amongst participants from past, current and future programs.
Participants are invited to undertake work experience in the Emerge food van during their participation in the program to provide workplace training and job confidence.
The program runs weekly for 2 ½ hours per session and participants are invited to drop in anytime to access mentors and resources in our dedicated youth space.
The program focuses on empowering young women
The program is open to 8 young women per intake aged between 14 – 19 who may be;
- Transitioning to independent living after foster or residential care
- Are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education or training.
Exiting youth detention or under a youth justice order
- Undertaking acute mental health care
- Exiting rehab facilities
- Identify as having a need to undertake the program for best future results.