Crossing Borders Camp attendees posing with DeafNT Auslan Officer Vanessa. Crossing Borders brings together deaf and hard of hearing teens aged 14-18 from all around Australia.

We support young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience increased self-esteem and decreased isolation. We advocate for better educational outcomes and employment opportunities and we assist young people to gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve their own wellbeing.

We provide:
•    Individualised support and mentoring of young people to help them successfully transition into adulthood by addressing issues of identity, independent living skills, community involvement and career aspirations
•    Facilitate social inclusion of young people and expansion of their peer support network through sport, arts, recreation and camp based activities
•    An annual grants program to support the personal development, education and community engagement goals of young people who are deaf or hard of hearing
•    School based group workshops addressing issues such as identity, being deaf and puberty
•    Personalised advocacy and links to other services to assist young people and their families to achieve their goals
•    Personalised employment services to support the transition from education to employment

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