Running from 2012 to 2018 IMPACT focussed on social action, skill development, and positive networks, empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to be active community members and role models while assisting them to complete Yr12.
Delivered by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people, we’re all about building and empowering a community of young Indigenous leaders across the country. Because we need strong, black and deadly peeps in our boardrooms, our classrooms, our parliament or any chosen field.
FYA would like to acknowledge the custodians of the land throughout Australia on whose unceded countries we conduct our business. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia. We acknowledge that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people continue to live in spiritual and sacred relationships with this country.
Over three years, the IMPACT program prepared Year 10 to 12 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, to successfully transition from school into further learning or work, and to have the confidence to be able to make a positive contribution within their communities. The program did this through:
Or sometimes in, it really depended on the weather… We gathered a very special cohort of young people to explore their unique background and celebrate their Identity, building confidence and capability with each gathering. Starting in year 10, by the end of IMPACT graduates had networks, skills and real pathways paved for success.
Through a series of forums and workshops where young people developed their inherent leadership skills and explored their personal values and future aspirations.
Creating safe spaces for students to connect with each other, join forces and create the world we want to live in.