The BEAST Program is a minimum three-month intensive mentorship program that aims to build the leadership capacity of ‘at-risk’ young people by engaging them in curricular and non-curricular activities that are community minded.
*Referrers must be aware that the program may take up to 10 months to complete. The program success is judged on the individual outcome of EACH participant and varies for each participant based on their needs.*
The BEAST Program targets ‘at-risk’ youth who are in need of preventative measures to assist in engaging in positive curricular and community activities. The program aims to positively influence an individual’s educational attendance rates, motivational levels, reduction of youth offending and an opportunity to have fun and connect with an active role model. The program initially engages youth in their own residences and develops to create a connection for them in both urban and rural areas across Tasmania.
If you would like more information on our BEAST Program or would like to refer a young person please complete the initial form above. We will then ask you to complete a referral form (below) when a recruitment period has started. Please click below to download the referral PDF.
BEFORE COMPLETING A REFERRAL:
- Please read through ALL information to make sure the participant would benefit from this style of program
- The participant is aged 10-17 years of age
- The participant has shown interest in the program
- There is sufficient information in a referral that will assist staff in understanding the needs of the particular participant and their eligibility to be accepted into the program.
Once an application is received by JCP Youth, it is processed and considered by staff. The referrer will receive notification in writing if the participant is invited to an introduction session. Following this session, the referrer will receive notification in writing if the participant has been acceptance into the program.
“An at-risk youth is one who is less likely to transition into adulthood successfully. A youth who can be considered ‘not at-risk’ can be defined as having the ability to avoid youth offending, achieve academic success and become financially independent. A youth can also be considered at-risk if they are disconnected from society and struggle integrating in new environments and/or maintaining relationships”