Our programs are bespoke for Youth Justice, Multicultural/Indigenous, LGBTIQ and in the Community. We work with young people who have shown an interest in the arts and entertainments industry who are not engaging in school or are at risk of offending. The objectives of the program are to offer a personalised program that has tangible outcomes for not only the young person but also the school or organisation that has referred them. It builds links between education and business and in doing so allows the young person to build their own career pathway and capacity to exceed.
Our ethos of “getting things done”, whilst ensuring the “wow factor”, is what attracts young people and keeps them engaged with the program. Opportunities with Onkaparinga Youth, Fresh927, MYSA, Sammy D Foundation and other leading Adelaide based youth organisations to perform are only the baseline of state-wide organisations that have engaged our services. We offer opportunities to young people to engage in educational achievement, offering career opportunities and community engagement. The use of social media has created a group of young people that come from very diverse backgrounds and yet forge new connections with like-minded young people.
Our programs are SACE accredited in South Australia and we are in negotiations with VCAA in Victoria to achieve accreditation there also. We are looking at partnering with organisations to provide, TAFE, VET and Duke of Edinburgh accreditation. We provide every participant with a certificate of attendance and one for those that have shown leadership skills in their respective groups. For those individuals who have been asked to volunteer or participate in our community activities, we provide them with a badge and trophy to recognise their outstanding work as well.
The Holiday program is something UME have devised as a two-week intensive program that over fourteen days see us engage young people in activities we would normally run in the community but with a performance at the end of the fortnight. This is a direct funding option open to all members of the community where individuals contribute to their participation.
Urban Movement Entertainments offers “fee for service” to educational, local government, NGO and community services for term-based or school holiday programs. We also seek funding from arts and government bodies for our community programs.
All of our facilitators are DCSI and Police checked for South Australia and appropriate checks for Victoria are currently being sort after.