Closer ties between SET and community
School of Education and Technology Associate Professor Frederic Fovet has joined the board of the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society and has been elected vice-president at the November AGM.
The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society meets the needs of Victoria youth by working in partnership with families and the community to deliver a safe and supportive environment for at-risk youth. It has been offering services to local youth for the past 25 years. In the last year, its emergency youth shelter received 1,990 requests for assistance and a total of 203 youth accessed the residential component of the program. Its Allicance Club was accessed by 1,011 individual youth with a total of 8,000 visits. Life Skills supported 165 youth through drop-in, outreach and group workshops. 116 youth were admitted into Specialized Youth Detox. The daytime drop in was accessed by over 125 youth.
Frederic's practice and research focus on learners with social, emtional and behaviour difficulties (SEBDs). Frederic hopes that his involvement on the board of the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society will translate into closer ties and increased collaboration between this non-profit, and both the School of Education and Technology and Royal Roads more generally.