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Welcome to Project Booyah
Project Booyah, which translates to an expression for ‘joy, excitement or triumph’, is a Queensland Police, Youth Mentoring Program that utilises adventure based learning, leadership skills, decision making/problem solving exercises, resilience training, policing strategies and family inclusive principles to help young people aged 14-17 years make better life choices!
Project Booyah Program
Project Booyah incorporates police mentoring through a resilience program called RESPECT, education, adventure-based learning principles, vocational scholarships and strategic partnerships that ultimately support post program employment and/or educational opportunities (Read more)
The RESPECT Program
The RESPECT program is underpinned by a strength-based approach, that supports existing strengths and abilities of the young person as opposed to focusing on, and staying with the problem or concern. (Read more)
Adventure Based Learning
ABL involves participants engaging in a variety of adventurous activities that have a reasonably high level of “perceived risk” but very low “actual risk”, such as abseiling, high ropes obstacle courses and mountain biking. (Read more)
At the end of the program, a graduation day and ceremony are held for participants involving all family members and significant others. Police officers and Youth Support Officers remain constant mentors throughout the program, assisting the young people. (Read more)
Post Program Follow Up (Framing the Future)
FTFprovides post-program mentoring and support to Project Booyah graduates on a regular basis until turning the age of 18 years, and beyond if required, to prevent recidivism by facilitating engagement with education and/or employment and providing further tailored interventions. (Read more)
At present, Project Booyah locations include (and surrounding areas): Logan, Gold Coast, Ipswich, South Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton. (Read more)
Our Mission Statement
To provide a Queensland Police led community inclusive mentoring program with an emphasis on empowering disconnected youth to enhance their life skills to Feel A.L.I.V.E!
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The Booyah Aim
To provide a structured strength based program that incorporates respect; developing vocational pathways, employability skill-sets, and adventure based activities aimed to enhance the protective factors of youth, encouraging a connection with family, community and culture.