Stride Series - Most Significant Change Stories

Ivy Yoren sat down with fellow program coordinator, Geoff Major to talk about CFF’s impact on helping implement a youth program in Woorabinda.

'My name is Ivy Yoren, I’m a Program Coordinator for CFF. I have chosen this story because, before COVID-19 and during this pandemic there weren’t any youth programs or youth services in community. It is very important to me because, I’m only a young adult myself. I got the opportunity to help these students with building their life skills or assist with anything they needed, because I can relate as are young person.

Last year I was first approached by a couple of high school students, enquiring about wanting to get their Learner Permit. Their were also some students, that already had their Learner Permit, but were having trouble getting access to a vehicle to do their hours. CFF researched a program called “Braking the Cycle”, which was running in Rockhampton. I then contracted the local Woorabinda PCYC and spoke to the Manager regarding the program.

Gerry Doyle then referred me on to Trudi Maxwell, who is the “Br