I don't care. I don't know what I want to do. I hate school. You don't even know me. I don't need another adult telling me what to do. You don't know what's best for me. Why should you care? I don't want to do anything next year. I need a break. You don't understand.
The world can seem like a daunting place for young people and we acknowledge that the role of a career teacher can be difficult as you strive to support your students in making good decisions but they respond with answers similar to the ones above. With over 15 years working with young people Aaron Garth, Executive Director of Ultimate Youth Worker, has extensive experience and knows how to encourage young people and those who work with them that the world isn't as scary as the news makes it out.
On Friday, August the 9th, 1:30pm-4:00pm we invite you to come meet other career teachers for a lovely afternoon tea and to hear Aaron share from his wealth of knowledge around these areas:
- Gap years and understanding the soul (Why students need to continue to study, but not necessarily through a degree)
- How to deal with apathy
- Handling student disengagement from education
- Family support and the career choice
- Communicating with tough students
WHEN: Friday August 9th, 1:30pm-4:00pm
WHERE: 5 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna, VIC
A bit more about the speaker:
Aaron Garth is the Executive Director of Ultimate Youth Worker and the Youth Studies Coordinator at Eastern College Australia. Since 2003 he has worked as a youth worker in a number of settings including local church, street drug and alcohol outreach, family services, residential care, local government and youth homelessness.
A regular speaker at conferences and youth work training events, Aaron is dedicated to seeing a strong professional youth sector in Australia. He holds a Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work), Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drug Work and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Aaron lives in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with his wife and five children.