“Step Up is a stepping stone to independence.”

Ladder Staff Writer

Ladder Step Up Western Sydney has delivered its first 8 week program, that included 62 group sessions delivered across the areas of employment and training, social relationships and community, health and wellbeing and life skills.

Overall, it was a success, with one participant proclaiming that, “Step Up is a stepping stone to independence.”

The program introduced young people to new experiences including visits to GWS GIANTS HQ and attending a live AFL match.

When asked about a favourite moment of the program, a young person responded, “Going to the GWS HQ to see how the GIANTS trained”.

Development Coach, Codie Briggs said that life skills development and education on health and wellbeing were important focusses for this group of young people.

“It is important for young people to gain the knowledge of basic meal preparation and within a budget they can afford".

“Prior to the program, many of the young people's diets revolved around take away and not eating the right food or the right amount a day".

"By the end of the program, the young people developed the required skills to prepare their own healthy meals," Ms Briggs said.

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