DARDI MUNWURRO YOUTH PROGRAMS

Guiding and supporting young men to become leaders of their families and communities.

BRAMUNG JAARN PROGRAM

We work to empower young people, nurture leadership potential, promote help-seeking behaviour, build protective factors and provide connections back to culture.

The Bramung Jaarn program aims to mentor and support young Aboriginal men aged 10-25 years, along their transition to adulthood, assisting them to grow into healthy young adults with positive support networks within their peer group and the broader community. This is done through one-on-one mentoring with strong positive males and Elders.

The areas of focus are:

• Cultural connection
• Identifying emotions
• Respectful relationships
• Developing life skills
• Self-empowerment
• Team building
• Resilience 

The program provides young men with the support, tools and opportunities they need to set and achieve life goals.

MENTORS & ELDERS

Mentors & Elders are volunteer men that provide assistance to the staff and external support for the young men. The Bramung Jaarn program has access to various Elders that have a passion and interest in supporting young Aboriginal men on their journey as a proud Aboriginal man.

Mentors & Elders wanting to get involved in the program should contact a Bramung Jaarn coordinator. 

CONTACTS

NORTHERN METRO

SOUTHERN METRO 

Hayden Williams
0457 464 139
hayden.williams@dardimunwurro.com.au

Zach Lovett
0417 695 145
zachary.lovett@dardimunwurro.com.au

Ben McVeigh
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimuwurro.com.au

Jaylon Thorpe
Mentor
0477 924 113
jaylon.thorpe@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Mario Canas
Case Manager
0418 938 681
mario.canas@dardimunwurro.com.au 

DARDI MUNWURRO YOUTH PROGRAMS

Guiding and supporting young men to become leaders of their families and communities.

BRAMUNG JAARN PROGRAM

We work to empower young people, nurture leadership potential, promote help-seeking behaviour, build protective factors and provide connections back to culture.

The Bramung Jaarn program aims to mentor and support young Aboriginal men aged 10-17 years, along their transition to adulthood, assisting them to grow into healthy young adults with positive support networks within their peer group and the broader community. This is done through one-on-one mentoring with strong positive males and Elders.

The areas of focus are:

• Cultural connection
• Identifying emotions
• Respectful relationships
• Developing life skills
• Self-empowerment
• Team building
• Resilience 

The program provides young men with the support, tools and opportunities they need to set and achieve life goals.

MENTORS & ELDERS

Mentors & Elders are volunteer men that provide assistance to the staff and external support for the young men. The Bramung Jaarn program has access to various Elders that have a passion and interest in supporting young Aboriginal men on their journey as a proud Aboriginal man.

Mentors & Elders wanting to get involved in the program should contact a Bramung Jaarn coordinator. 

CONTACTS

NORTHERN METRO

SOUTHERN METRO

Hayden Williams
0457 464 139
hayden.williams@dardimunwurro.com.au

Zach Lovett
0417 695 145
Zachary.lovett@dardimunwurro.com.au

Ben McVeigh
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimuwurro.com.au

Mario Canas
Case Manager
0418 938 681
mario.canas@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Jaylon Thorpe
Mentor
0477 924 113
jaylon.thorpe@dardimunwurro.com.au 

CONTACTS

Hayden Williams
0457 464 139
hayden.williams@dardimunwurro.com.au

Ben McVeigh
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimuwurro.com.au

Zach Lovett
0417 695 145
zachary.lovett@dardimunwurro.com.au

Jaylon Thorpe Mentor 0477 924 113 jaylon.thorpe@dardimunwurro.com.au

Mario Canas
Case Manager
0418 938 681
mario.canas@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Mario Canas
Case Manager
0418 938 681
mario.canas@dardimunwurro.com.au 

ABORIGINAL YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICE

The Aboriginal Youth Support Service aims for early intervention in the lives of young people to divert them away from the youth justice system by addressing the underlying causes of offending and risk-taking behaviour.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WILL BE:

• Aged 10-17
• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
• Involved in or at risk of entering the justice system 

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:

• Identify & set goals
• Cultural connection
• Access to mentors & Elders
• Community connection 

CONTACTS

Hayden Williams

0457 464 139

hayden.williams@dardimunwurro.com.au

Luke Edwards
Northern region coordinator
0478 741 747
luke.edwards@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Ben McVeigh
Southern region coordinator
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimunwurro.com.au 

ABORIGINAL YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICE

The Aboriginal Youth Support Service aims for early intervention in the lives of young people to divert them away from the youth justice system by addressing the underlying causes of offending and risk-taking behaviour.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WILL BE:

• Aged 10-17
• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
• Involved in or at risk of entering the justice system 

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:

• Identify & set goals
• Cultural connection
• Access to mentors & Elders
• Community connection 

CONTACTS

Hayden Williams

0457 464 139

hayden.williams@dardimunwurro.com.au

CONTACTS

Luke Edwards
Northern region coordinator
0478 741 747
luke.edwards@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Ben McVeigh
Southern region coordinator
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimunwurro.com.au 

CONTACTS

Hayden Williams
0457 464 139
hayden.williams@dardimunwurro.com.au

Luke Edwards
Northern region coordinator
0478 741 747
luke.edwards@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Ben McVeigh
Southern region coordinator
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimunwurro.com.au 

CARDINIA SHIRE YOUTH PROJECT

This project is in partnership with the Cardinia Shire Council for Aboriginal boys and young men in the Cardinia Shire catchment area.

We aim to support young men in the region to:

• Connect with their culture and learn from their Elders;
• Connect with each other to build strong friendships and support networks;
• Develop their leadership skills as part of a journey towards achieving their goals and aspirations. 

CONTACTS

Ben McVeigh
Southern region coordinator
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Zachary Lovett
Southern region worker
0417 695 145
zachary.lovett@dardimunwurro.com.au 

CARDINIA SHIRE YOUTH PROJECT

This project is in partnership with the Cardinia Shire Council for Aboriginal boys and young men in the Cardinia Shire catchment area.

We aim to support young men in the region to:

• Connect with their culture and learn from their Elders;
• Connect with each other to build strong friendships and support networks;
• Develop their leadership skills as part of a journey towards achieving their goals and aspirations. 

CONTACTS

Ben McVeigh
Southern region coordinator
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Zachary Lovett
Southern region worker
0417 695 145
zachary.lovett@dardimunwurro.com.au 

CONTACTS

Ben McVeigh
Southern region coordinator
0499 044 753
ben.mcveigh@dardimunwurro.com.au 

Zachary Lovett
Southern region worker
0417 695 145
zachary.lovett@dardimunwurro.com.au