Townsville Catholic Education is strongly committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island education in Catholic schools. The Indigenous Youth Development Program (IYDP) offers scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students from remote or regional communities.
Students who have the aspirations to further develop their skills in sports, the arts and academic achievements benefit most from this scholarship. IYDP aspires to prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students meet the challenges of schooling and adolescence through a coordinated and scaffolded series of activities and strategies giving students the tools to become academically, socially, morally, emotionally, physically and cognitively competent as they move from adolescence to adulthood and school to post school pathways.
Approximately 100 students will gather this weekend, Saturday 4 March to attend the IYDP workshop at Riverway Art Centre from 8.30am – 4.00pm. The one-day program will have guest speakers focusing on building better futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by providing a positive pathways to achieving successful educational outcomes.