Youth Choices Programs

Youth Choices is the Foundation's theatre-in-education program designed to empower secondary school students to deal with the social pressures affecting their day to day lives.

Overview

Today’s youth face many challenges and pressures. Our engaging and interactive multimedia programs empower high school students to safely navigate and deal with social and mental health issues

Using Forum Theatre to explore challenging social and mental health topics, students become part of the performance and act out scenarios to develop solutions in a safe environment.
Secondary school incursions foster resilience, teamwork, negotiation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our programs help students develop strategies to deal with some of the complex issues they may face.

This creative way of exploring youth challenges is recognised internationally as effective in positively changing young people’s behaviours and is FREE for WA metropolitan and regional schools.

Youth Choices forum theatre transforms passive spectators into active participants

Through our powerful forum theatre interactive approach and intensive programs, young people are empowered to work together, support each other and practice responses to current, everyday issues such as peer pressure, social isolation, bullying, relationship violence, alcohol and substance abuse. The program is devised and evaluated with experts in education, youth safety and harm prevention and more recently, has been extended to incorporate interactive online crime prevention content for teenagers and at-risk youth.

Youth Choices uses a best practice approach with lessons supported with a complimentary teacher resource kit and curriculum links to reinforce the students’ learning and understanding of the issues and focus topic.

Youth Choices performances directly link to Health and Physical Education Curriculum for personal, social and community health. Curriculum links include, but are not limited to:

  • Skills to deal with challenging or unsafe situations, where risk is encouraged by others.
  • Strategies to make informed choices to promote health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Investigating reasons why young people choose to use or not use drugs.
  • Skills and strategies to promote respectful relationships.

Our Programs

To book a performance please select from our Youth Choices Programs below.

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Incursion Programs

Intensive Programs