Empowering School Leavers through City After Dark


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As thousands of WA leavers gear up to celebrate the end of their school education, Constable Care Foundation and NPB Security are urging parents, guardians and the community to educate young people about the risks and influences associated with a night out and encourage them to celebrate responsibly.

Leavers Week is typically crammed with intense partying and can expose adolescents to environments where alcohol, drugs and other illicit substances are readily available, causing socially unacceptable behaviours to emerge.

In partnership with WA Police Force and NPB Security, Constable Care Foundation’s City After Dark (CAD) program has been developed to educate secondary and tertiary students about the risks associated with a night out.

The program aims to empower young adolescents to be streetwise and teaches them how to avoid potentially dangerous situations – skills that are transferrable to any environment.

Gemma Pearce, Security Officer at NPB Security and mum of two young children said the City After Dark is a necessary program.

The tours are an important educational tool for young people. Through the experience, it highlights that although we are lucky to live in a safe place, if youths are roaming around in precincts intended for adults, they are more at risk of falling victims to crime.

CAD empowers young people to identify safety risks and teaches them how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. With Leavers Week coming up, these skills are very relevant and would benefit any young person attending,” she said.

A high impact program, the CAD tour gives young people an opportunity to experience first-hand, some of the risks they may encounter, how these can be overcome and valuable tips on how to stay safe during an evening out.

Leavers Week for WA Year 12 students is set to commence from Saturday, 19 November 2022.

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