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Young job seekers graduate from Empowering Youth program

Young job seekers aged 18-24 graduated from the Empowering Youth program at a special ceremony in Adelaide on Tuesday evening.

MatchWorks job seeker Jack (middle) with PAFC players Travis Boak (Captain) and Matthew Broadbent.

MatchWorks job seeker Jack (middle) with PAFC players Travis Boak (Captain) and Matthew Broadbent.

The Empowering Youth program began in April and was delivered by the Port Adelaide Football Club in partnership with MatchWorks over several months.

The weekly-program involved a mix of class work, physical activity and excursions, which encouraged participants to take responsibility for themselves and others by making positive decisions in relation to their health, lifestyle, finances and career path.

Participants received graduation certificates at the ceremony on August 8, which was attended by Port Adelaide players Travis Boak and Matthew Broadbent along with MatchWorks Executive Director Renae Lowry and MatchWorks team members.

Two participants have gained employment following the program, while remaining job seekers have benefited from the program by increasing their confidence and personal development.

MatchWorks will continue to support them on their journey to find meaningful employment.