The Messengers Program is an arts based early intervention program for young people disengaging or at risk of disengaging from school and their community due to a range of issues.
The program teaches young people creative skills across a range of artistic mediums, including visual arts, performing arts and digital and cross-art forms. The program operates across the ACT.
The program employs professional artists and support workers, as well as peer mentors, who encourage and support young participants to work through their issues by learning new creative ways to express themselves. Participants are encouraged to approach the challenges they face in school, in their communities and families in creative and more positive ways.
The wealth of experience gained over 17 years of operation makes the Messengers Program an important part of youth service delivery across the ACT. At risk young people aged 10-25 years are offered an arts based approach that builds resilience, improves mental health and young people’s acceptance of their diversity. Messengers encourages artistic skill development and assists young people to re-engage with the community through participating in the program.
Want to Participate?
Messengers runs classes during school terms during school hours (see classes tab for info on each class). Classes typically run for one to two hours with a break during the session. Messengers is a free program and eligible participants can join at any time during the term.
To join the program please contact us on (02) 6293 2212 to discuss eligibility and availability.
Phone: Penny on 6293 2212 and Kelsey on 0456 859 252
Address: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway ACT 2901
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The Messengers Program is proudly supported by the ACT Government.