Students and at risk youths help each other

Research tells us that when young, disadvantaged people can share their experiences, they improve their relationship skills and are more likely to have a successful future.

The residents at the PCYC in St Kilda now have a communal space in which to cook and relax with their fellow residents, thanks to a collaborative project between the School of Property, Construction and Project Management, SEMZ Property Advisory and Project Management, Hansen Yunken and the Jack Brockhoff Foundation.

The project allowed 20 students over two years to be mentored by SEMZ staff, and to participate in work experience that involved the demolition of a storage shed, the planning and construction of the new pod, the coordination of a number of volunteer trades and suppliers, and a handover event. 

Alongside the students’ applied learning, the residents at the PCYC now have a new kitchen, eating and lounge area in which they can relax and build relationships. The Pod was officially opened on the 6th December, with a successful event for all contributors and the staff and residents of the PCYC.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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