Mineral Resources is proud to announce a partnership with Youth Involvement Council to support at-risk young people in the Pilbara.

Established in South Hedland in 1987, YIC delivers a range of services, including a youth drop-in centre, crisis accommodation, driver access and equity program and an outreach program and patrol. Their mission is to empower young people to make sound choices and cultivate a brighter outlook for the future.

The three-year partnership will bolster YIC’s Deadly Hearts program, which engages children aged five to 11 in after school activities, provides nourishing meals and positivity three days per week.

The program employs local youth mentors to run the after-school sessions. They have a pivotal role in guiding the development of essential social and life skills of participants, while also delivering invaluable case management support.

MinRes Stakeholder Engagement Manager Daniel Barker said: “We’re proud to partner with organisations which support the youngest and most vulnerable members of the community. The important work YIC do in supporting the children who access their services and equipping them with skills for life ensures these children have a thriving future.”

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