YaFT provides an early intervention, small group process in secondary schools using the No Limits program, developed by VITAL ProJex. No Limits provides a safe place for young people to discover and grow their potential via action based learning in the small community formed. Action based learning is a combination of experiential and adventure based learning.
Trust, respect, commitment, acceptance and other life values are modeled and experienced during each phase. Each young person sets their own goals and are accountable and encouraged in achieving their goal.
Each group has a maximum of 15 young people, usually 8- 12. The groups are facilitated by a professional youth worker or family therapist along side the school chaplain or well-being staff as well as suitable volunteers as mentors. Consideration is given to providing a single gender or mixed gender groups. Age of participants is also a consideration when forming groups. A group may also contain students who are participating as peer support leaders. All young people are interviewed prior to making a commitment to the process. A key part of No Limits is voluntary participation and all young people are accountable for their commitment.
No Limits is an 8 week (Phase 1) and 8 week (Phase 2) process made up of 1 hour a week. Young people participate in a day trip in Phase 1 and a two day hike in Phase 2. Young people may continue their growth journey and participate in Phase 3 - a Bush Adventure Therapy program, 'Sailing On'.
Young people are referred to the program by teachers, the school well-being coordinators, chaplains and youth workers. No Limits has also been used to successfully extend Diploma of Youth Work students at Holmesglen TaFE Moorabbin.
Please contact Robert Coller for more information on No Limit Group Prices and Bookings. Youth at risk may be able to be individually sponsored for this program via FRMP funding.
V.I.T.A.L. ProJex provides No Limits training for youth workers around Australia and is accredited within the Diploma of Youth Work.