Day Programs

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DAY PROGRAMS

Skills 4 Life Specialist Youth Disability Service provides holistic day programs for young people with disabilities in the 17-30 age group.  We specialise in small group day programs which are designed to provide enrichment and development for youth.  These groups are facilitated by our experienced disability support team.  

Participants will have access to the Sargents Challenge Centre which has been specifically designed for use by young people with a disability.

Sargents Challenge Centre

Sargents Challenge Centre is located in the Youthlink Centre in Blacktown. Equipped with a variety of outdoor obstacle courses, low ropes, high ropes, old mine challenge room, sensory and bush tucker gardens, indoor and outdoor group spaces, BBQ area and an accessible toilet, the Sargents Challenge Centre allows for a variety of team building challenge activities for participants of all ages and abilities.

Need more information? 

Skills 4 Life Day Programs: 

Commencing Term 2 2019

Skills 4 Life After School Programs: 

Commencing Term 2 2019

For registration or more details on our day programs please phone 9622 1823 and select Option 2 or email skills4life@aue.salvationarmy.org

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Skills 4 Life After School Programs are for young people aged 13-18 who have a disability.  These programs have been designed to help young people with life skills and assist those who are preparing to complete school.

The program provides a safe, supervised environment for young people to benefit from learning new skills whilst enjoying some fun and relaxation after school.  It's a great opportunity to make new friends as well!

Our Programs

Both our day and after school programs combine recreation, vocational and life skills to assist young people develop general life and social skills, encouraging an increase in their independence at home and within the community.  

Vocational skills will help young people develop employment skills to ease them into managing the demands of a job and the workplace environment.

Activities available to engage, teach and develop skills may include:

  • Self Care 
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Health and Fitness
  • Travel Training
  • Social Participation
  • Resume Preparation
  • Interview Preparation
  • Money Management
  • Computer Skills  

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

We offer school holiday programs for young people with a disabilty, aged 8 to 18.  All of our programs are run in small groups allowing our staff to ensure that young people are well supervised, safe and actively participating in activities to ensure they are not experiencing isolation.  Our small group programs also encourage the development of friendships which contribute significantly to their emotional and mental wellbeing. 

Skills 4 Life school holiday programs focus on socialisation, community, fun and healthy lifestyle with a range of activities that include the Sargents Challenge Centre, outdoor recreation such as high and low ropes course, bushwalks, swimming, canoeing and other activities such as cooking, crafts and outings to help in the development of life skills. 

For enquiries about our next school holiday program phone or email the Skills 4 Life office.