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W.Y.L.D. Projects Indigenous Corporation

W.Y.L.D. Projects Indigenous Corporation

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About Us

Do the same, get the same

  • As stated by Brad Crosbie, founder of WYLD:
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  • “The youth of today have become so accustomed to referrals, counsellors, programs, people trying to get inside their head or reliance on other support mechanisms, so they become more interested in what they can get, rather then what they can give.
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  • WYLD will encourage the paradigm “it is better to give than receive”, developing our own community projects, including volunteering our labour on struggling rural properties pre/post natural disaster events, including drought and fire, giving our youth opportunity to experience the hardship people endure in rural communities and the positive benefits of giving people a hand.

     

    WYLD Projects Connecting Indigenous Youth with Community and Culture

    Proudly funded by the Australian Government, WYLD Projects has continued to receive funding through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy under the category (Children and Schooling). WYLD Projects is funded to support Indigenous Australian Youth aged 14 to 24 years in the Wide Bay Burnett Mary Region.

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    Specifically, but not limited to those who:

  • are at risk of leaving school and/or home prematurely,
  • are experiencing family, school based and/or societal dysfunction that contributes to the formation of unsafe behaviour and anti-social activity, and/or has the potential to cause self-harm and suicide,
  • are suspended or at risk of suspension or exclusion from school, or
  • have entered or are at risk of entering the Juvenile Justice System.
  • WYLD Projects is connecting Indigenous youth to community and culture through our:

  • Developmental leadership program, (Better to Give program)
  • Community-based TASTE Programs
  • Collaborative Cert II/III qualifications
  • Concept legacy-based IDREAM contacting service, while increasing community resiliency and connectedness. We aim to transition youth into pathways of contextualised vocational training and education outcomes with sustainable employment opportunities, increasing secondary education completion rates through mentored engagement
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0_GfirjWNg&t=11s

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxXeAPq63rI&t=153s

     

    WYLD Projects service delivery “Legacy Based Learning “encompasses:

  • building a safe environment for the young person to communicate in a group/individually
  • Instilling identity and community connection
  • identify barriers affecting the young person
  • work towards building confidence in identity
  • work towards goals/aspirations for education
  • work towards personal goals/aspirations
  • identify community projects to give back to community
  • connecting Indigenous youth to community and culture
  • provide transitional support/linkages from education to training/employment
  • Group based projects called “Better to Give”
  • Group based projects through TASTE program
  • Group based work experience
  • Group based employment opportunities in Natural Resource Management
  • Cert II/III training programs
  • Mentoring camps
  • Legacy based knowledge sharing
  • Cultural awareness sessions
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwkn3UW7OiM

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e24_irvyzgc

    Birthed out of community “crisis” in the 2010/11 flood recovery projects, one of our fundamental values were embedded, “It’s Better to Give”. WYLD Projects identified at-risk Indigenous youth, with primary producers suffering in silence through natural disaster events, and linked hands together, going onto disaster affected properties with the intend to give back to community, by undertaking whatever was within our capacity to safely and efficiently undertake, supporting the backbone of our country in their time of need.

    WYLD Projects programs are developed to support teachers and CEC’s within/outside the school gate, as required, in sessions per week, while addressing barriers that are affecting school attendance and behavioural issues, setting realistic goals to address these barriers and enable youth to build their self-confidence. We have a referral process where schools, community groups, or self-referrals can be identified and established as group focused activities for those youth experiencing issues with their attendance/behaviour/self-esteem and direction in life where WYLD Projects can wrap community around our youth in transitional programs.

    WYLD Projects is all about building community, providing linkages to community supports that mentor our youth in transitioning from education to further training/employment.

    https://www.facebook.com/wyldprojects/

     

    Youth aged 14-24 can participate in our programs, building relationships with community that  can provide mentored industry pathways, assisting with a more informed decision on a variety of employment pathways to ensure they can make informed decisions on what career pathways they have available to them.

    Through the Taste Program we will source appropriate Registered Training Organisations to provide experienced instructors who are working in the industry to assist the youth in choosing the appropriate Cert II/III programs, while providing the mentoring and supervision of these students engaged in the Taste program.

    The “Better to Give” program can support our youth to identify and develop their own community-based projects to serve our communities, and through this self-actualization process develop a sense of self-worth and pride in their journey. WYLD Projects embraces our Legacy Based learning models passed onto us from people that have gone before us, Elders, Pastors, Fathers, knowledge holders, instilling identity as key, and a foundation on which to stand on. Knowing who you are, will set the compass of life to reach your potential and fulfil your role in community.

    Our first “Better to Give” project in December 2015 took 6 young people into Western Queensland to undertake a community event called, Christmas in the Bush, volunteering our time to connect with our rural communities and Primary Producers who are doing it tough in the drought. WYLD Projects assisted the Christmas in the Bush founders by helping set the evens, packing up, cooking for the community and building relationships with people in crisis over a 10-day journey, in 5 different communities.

    WYLD Projects continues to take youth annually up the Bunya Mountains with a selected group of youth to continue to link with traditional elders, knowledge holder’s, community support groups, to link our youth across borders and boundaries connecting Indigenous youth with community and culture.

     

     

     

    Additionally, we continually support our Primary Producers through our “Better to Give Programs, and TASTE Programs travelling to rural and remote properties where we build relationships and trust with our youth, while providing the real work environment for youth, undertaking work duties that is within our capacity to do safely. Sometimes a little bit of help goes a long way when our Primary Producers suffer in silence, faced with natural disaster events and the arduous tasks of property maintenance.

    WYLD Projects is delivering Cert II/III training programs in Conservation Land Management and Rural Operations, and through collaborative partnerships are creating unique opportunities for youth to connect with their community on real contracts in Natural Resource Management, working with our Primary Producers, value adding to projects with Queensland Parks and Wildlife, working on country with Indigenous Rangers, Bunya Mountain Rangers, and Elders.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeGv4492ACI&t=71s

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxQzZxlXZQA&t=19s

  • https://www.facebook.com/wyldprojects/

     

    Youth aged 14-24 can participate in our programs, building relationships with community that  can provide mentored industry pathways, assisting with a more informed decision on a variety of employment pathways to ensure they can make informed decisions on what career pathways they have available to them.

    Through the Taste Program we will source appropriate Registered Training Organisations to provide experienced instructors who are working in the industry to assist the youth in choosing the appropriate Cert II/III programs, while providing the mentoring and supervision of these students engaged in the Taste program.

    The “Better to Give” program can support our youth to identify and develop their own community-based projects to serve our communities, and through this self-actualization process develop a sense of self-worth and pride in their journey. WYLD Projects embraces our Legacy Based learning models passed onto us from people that have gone before us, Elders, Pastors, Fathers, knowledge holders, instilling identity as key, and a foundation on which to stand on. Knowing who you are, will set the compass of life to reach your potential and fulfil your role in community.

    Our first “Better to Give” project in December 2015 took 6 young people into Western Queensland to undertake a community event called, Christmas in the Bush, volunteering our time to connect with our rural communities and Primary Producers who are doing it tough in the drought. WYLD Projects assisted the Christmas in the Bush founders by helping set the evens, packing up, cooking for the community and building relationships with people in crisis over a 10-day journey, in 5 different communities.

    WYLD Projects continues to take youth annually up the Bunya Mountains with a selected group of youth to continue to link with traditional elders, knowledge holder’s, community support groups, to link our youth across borders and boundaries connecting Indigenous youth with community and culture.

     

     

     

    Additionally, we continually support our Primary Producers through our “Better to Give Programs, and TASTE Programs travelling to rural and remote properties where we build relationships and trust with our youth, while providing the real work environment for youth, undertaking work duties that is within our capacity to do safely. Sometimes a little bit of help goes a long way when our Primary Producers suffer in silence, faced with natural disaster events and the arduous tasks of property maintenance.

    WYLD Projects is delivering Cert II/III training programs in Conservation Land Management and Rural Operations, and through collaborative partnerships are creating unique opportunities for youth to connect with their community on real contracts in Natural Resource Management, working with our Primary Producers, value adding to projects with Queensland Parks and Wildlife, working on country with Indigenous Rangers, Bunya Mountain Rangers, and Elders.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeGv4492ACI&t=71s

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxQzZxlXZQA&t=19s

https://www.facebook.com/wyldprojects/?ref=hl

 

Quick Facts About The Region

W.Y.L.D. Projects Indigenous Corporation is located in the suburb of Branyan, the council of Bundaberg, the state electorate of Bundaberg and the federal electorate of Hinkler.