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Finding My Place: A Western Australian Public Library Program with National Potential for at Risk Youth

Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services
Volume 23 Issue 3 (Sept 2010)

Abstract: Finding MY Place (FMP) is a well established low cost initiative delivered through metropolitan and regional public libraries in Western Australia. This motivational program was designed for young people assessed as at high risk of leaving school prematurely. It aims to connect young people with the public library to ensure they have access to learning opportunities after their formal education. Through motivational and informative workshops, students develop a greater sense of what they want in life after their schooling ends. Workshops by guest presenters provide guidance, motivation and 'outside of the box' career options. It has been adopted in other states, and has potential as a national program in both Australia and New Zealand. Edited version of a paper presented at '12 to 24s @ your public library in Australia and New Zealand conference' Qld 11-12 June 2010.

To cite this article: Griggs, Natasha. Finding My Place: A Western Australian Public Library Program with National Potential for at Risk Youth [online]. Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services, Vol. 23, No. 3, Sept 2010: 103-106. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=353878371749755;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1030-5033. [cited 24 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Griggs, Natasha; Source: Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services, Vol. 23, No. 3, Sept 2010: 103-106 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1030-5033 Subject: Students; Motivation in education; Vocational guidance; Public libraries; Curriculum-based assessment; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Coordinator, Library Services, City of Belmont, Western Australia, email: Natasha.Griggs@belmont.wa.gov.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection