The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians, with a focus on Indigenous youth from remote or regional communities.
The IYLP gives Indigenous young people the opportunity to study at high performing secondary schools and gain practical leadership experiences, personal development and mentoring.
IYLP is funded by the Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. MADEC is a provider of the service with Secondary Schools in the Sunraysia, (VIC/NSW), Bendigo and Albury/Wodonga regions.
Applications for the Secondary School scholarships are encouraged and interested parties are requested to register their interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (03) 50213472.
MADEC, through the Indigenous Community Links, supports Indigenous participants and their families by providing links and referrals to a range of mainstream and Indigenous services which may include welfare and social support, family violence, health (including drug and alcohol services), housing, child care and legal. The program also entails the development and fostering of relationships with other service providers through promoting access and pathways to their services.
MADEC aims to link Indigenous people and their families to other services and support in the region. WE support social inclusion and community cohesion. The Indigenous Community Links program will assist in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in accessing services and information.
MADEC will have a welcoming place, in each of our communities we provide the Community Support Service, where Indigenous people and their families can go for help to find a service to meet their personal needs and to access the internet.
MADEC’s Indigenous Community Links Coordinators have a good knowledge of the range of indigenous and mainstream services available to help local Indigenous community member and participants.
For further information about MADEC’s Indigenous Community Links phone your nearest MADEC office and speak with the Indigenous Community Links Coordinator 1300 436 332.