Youth P.O.D Project


At SMRC, we have developed a focus that helps guide and encourage younger people in developing skills that will last them a lifetime. We currently offer two services in the Youth P.O.D. Program; In-School Workshops and the Youth Careers Support Program.

In-School Workshops

As part of our in-school workshops, SMRC partners with secondary schools in Dandenong and Casey municipalities to bring the Youth P.O.D. project (Participation, Opportunities and Development) to the local community. This program aims to develop and enhance the status and wellbeing of young people from CALD backgrounds by helping to build students skills, knowledge and connectedness.

This is achieved by hands-on, interactive and fun workshops educating young people in school on topics such as careers, communication skills, harmony, awareness of community resources, and goal setting. Schools are welcome to email to arrange and book in these free workshops. Tailoring workshops to suit needs and timeframes is also an option.

Youth Careers Support Program

Our Youth Careers Support Program supports students outside of the school setting by engaging in 1-on-1 careers support including; resume writing, interview skills, career guidance, course application support and job search support for newly arrived young people.

The Youth P.O.D Project is available Monday and Wednesdays during after school times; online or face to face and is supported by the Victorian Government.

Contact Person:

Crystal Naismith
Youth Development Practitioner
(03) 9767 1900
0407 880 209