The next REAL Program at the Korin Gamadji Institute will take place from Tuesday, April 8 – Friday 11.

REAL Program participants during a program in 2013
REAL Program participants during a program in 2013

The REAL Program is specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 14 – 17 years.

The Program identifies education and training pathways to support and engage young people, and explore their leadership potential within their community.

Delivered in partnership with the YMCA, and with support from pathway partners, the program commences with a four-day camp that aims to support the development of young Indigenous people.

Phase two of the program involves engagement with the Community of Excellence program, together with a return camp the following year. In addition, this program provides access to pathway partners in health, physical activity and employment and training opportunities.

During REAL Programs, participants engage in interactive sessions that focus on leadership, active participation, health and wellbeing, personal and career pathways and cultural pride and affirmation.

Click here to find out more about the KGI’s REAL Program. Or, click here to apply to participate.

REAL Program camps are proudly supported by the Federal Government of Australia and the Victorian Electoral Commission.