Services for Young People

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 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
•    Sports, arts, recreation and camp based activities to facilitate social inclusion of young people and expansion of their peer support network
•    An annual grants program to support the personal development, education and community engagement goals of young people who are deaf
•    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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