PORT Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre will roll out a learner-driver mentoring program for Aboriginal youth in 2017.
The community organisation is the recipient of a state government grant through the Youth Opportunities Program to deliver youth-led, youth-driven community projects.
The centre will receive $36,000 to launch the Aboriginal L2P program and support Aboriginal youth complete the required 120 hours of driving experience to obtain their P1 driver’s licence.
Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said the innovative Youth Opportunities program reaches out to young people in the community and helps them reach for their goals.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has received $11,700 for the Hastings Youth Builders Festival.
The two day youth led festival aims to bring young people together with the wider community in events that showcase local music, art, sports, personal development, career pathways and health issues.
“The NSW Government is working to ensure that everyone, regardless of their age, race or disability, can realise their full potential and participate in all aspects of life,” Mrs Williams said.