Communities that Care Alpine (CTCA)
Alpine Shire Youth Strategy 2022 - 2024
This inaugural Alpine Shire Youth Strategy (the Youth Strategy) 2022-2024 sets the direction for the next three years, guiding Communities that Care Alpine (CTCA) and it's partners' efforts to cultivate resilience, wellbeing and opportunities for young people and their families in the Alpine Shire.
The Youth Strategy establishes a clear focus for CTCA and identifies CTCA's role, priorities, and initiatives to create the greatest positive impact for young people in Alpine Shire.
The strategy outlines three priority areas with initiatives dropping out of each priority. The responsibilities and coordination of each initiative are clearly identified.
- Priority 1: Young people are healthy, well, empowered and safe
- Priority 2: Young people are flourishing in their chosen passions, goals, and aspirations
- Priority 3: Young people are celebrated, and have a voice to shape their community
Click to access the Alpine Shire Youth Strategy 2022 - 2024
CTCA is now in Phase 5.
Phase 5 - Implement and Evaluate the plan
A working document that details the initiatives within the strategy has been developed and is currently the reporting template for the CTCA Steering committee - Alpine Health, Alpine Shire Council, Nellen and Nesay. Quarterly reports will provide community with updates according to a traffic light system.
- Not started
- In Progress
Youth Participation is measured according to the principles within Hart’s Ladder. This measure will provide us with an understanding of the level of youth participation in relation to the initiatives within the Alpine Shire Youth Strategy.
CTCA Implementation Report – Highlights Feb 2023
Priority 1: Young people are healthy, well, empowered and safe
CTCA Steering committee has engaged Whiskk to develop a strengths based communications strategy. Whiskk were awarded the project after an Expressions of Interest process, then a selection criteria was completed by the CTCA steering committee.
Whiskk will be creating a communications plan to support implementation of initiatives resulting from the Alpine Shire Youth Strategy 2022-2024, including identifying and advising:
- How young people in the Alpine Shire would like to receive information including events, services, employment opportunities, health information, access to services
- Developing a style and messaging guide for consistency across the agencies
- Developing collateral based around key themes
- An evaluation framework that measures the effectiveness of communication to young people and the community
We look forward to promoting and delivering information to young people utilising this new approach. This work has been funded by Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal.
Priority 2: Young people are flourishing in their chosen passions, goals and aspirations
- This Federally funded project brings together young people to co-design a series of workshops that informs, guides, and supports them into economic independence AKA – a job!
- The workshops are happening now across Alpine, Indigo and Towong Shires and the City of Wodonga. Locations, dates and times will be confirmed upon registration.
- To register or for further details: Mark Cottee on 0437 886 172 | [email protected]
CTCA Working Group
The Alpine Saints Myrtleford Football Netball Club Wellbeing Team, formed in 2021 and is now considered a hub where individuals can access supports and referrals to improve and maintain mental wellness.
#Bekindtoyourmind Mental Wellbeing Week - May 15 – 19, 2023
- Myrtleford schools are in the second year of planning the #Bekindtoyourmind mental wellbeing week. Throughout the week there will be activities, guest speakers and events with a focus on mental wellbeing. Mitch McPherson Speakup! Stay ChatTY will be delivering his message to students, staff and community. Plans are underway and events will be published as they are finalised – put May 15 and 16 in your diaries.