The Jam Project, a program powered by NCJWA Vic, is currently recruiting young women in their 20’s to become Buddies in 2021.
The Jam Project Buddies - young, accomplished, determined, and motivated women who are engaged in the community - stand as role models for teens during a pivotal and formative time of their lives.
Heading into its fifth year in 2021, this project pairs a Year 9 female Participant with a trained Buddy. Training specifically for the 20's age group has been developed to focus on skills in communication, interaction, and relationship building.
“Are you between the age 21–28 years and looking for opportunities that provide self-development and meeting like-minded women? Do you want to learn skills that will enable you to be a buddy and a role model to a female in Year 9? The Jam Project is the perfect fit for you!” said Naomi Swart, The Jam Project Coordinator.
Additional group sessions are conducted throughout the year on relevant and current topics crossing over both age groups – often with guest speakers.
Fortnightly ‘catch ups’ with the matched participant allow connections that are based on trust and respect to form. This can provide a safe space in which meaningful conversations and interactions can occur. The regular and consistent contact inspires development of confidence, self-esteem, resilience, and leadership skills in both yourself and your match. The Jam Project can provide a solid base for confidence and leadership in your future.