High school students who live in out-of-home care are invited to spend a day on campus at La Trobe University (Bendigo campus) to start their journey to higher education.
Students and their carers will hear from keynote speaker: Brittany Witnish, Youth Advisor at the Commission of Children and Young People and Young Leader at the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, about her pathway to university; how she got there and what has been important along the way. As well as from young people who have done it tough and young people with a care background who have achieved in a whole range of study areas. Attendees can find out what it has meant to them and the possibilities it opened up.
There will be a series of fun activities, tailored to different age groups, including the opportunity to partner up with a buddy and race around La Trobe.
Carers, parents, teachers and supporters can learn about the best ways to support the young people in their care with their study and career choices.