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Support Coordinators

 Small Hinges Swing Big Doors!


Last year, 98% of our students passed their learner permit test, a simple rite of passage that so many of them would not have achieved without the support of our program. Rippling forward, this achievement will open doors to employment, social engagement, and independence for all our graduates — i.e. all the core capabilities that the NDIS exists to support.


Changing Gears also has a 14 year history of successfully working with charities and community groups, and recently The Brotherhood of St Lawrence wrote us a wonderful unsolicited letter expressing their appreciation for the part our program plays in their Youth Pathways Program.


You can find their letter below, it says everything we'd like to say to people in your trusted role.

1: Get Your L's (in just 4 days) 
•    Participants learn the road rules and safe driving behaviours and are supported to sit for and pass their learner permit test. 
•    The program is proven! 98% of students pass their L's within 4 days! 
•    They also learn about safe driving behaviours at the same time.
•    Parents and carers love the fact that our program teaches safe driving behaviours, 
•    We have been working with charities, social workers and VicRoads to teach neurodiverse people these skills for over 10 years.
•    Participants get a government issued photo ID that lasts 10 years, in 4 days.


Dear Nikki & Linda,

In reflecting on the past year, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the invaluable partnership we've been able to share in supporting young individuals through our program, Building Youth Pathways. Your commitment to helping young people achieve their learners permit in 2023 has not only made a significant impact on their lives but has also contributed to the overall success of our program.
Your unwavering support and dedication have been instrumental in creating meaningful pathways for the youth, and we are truly grateful for the positive outcomes we've achieved together. Your organization's involvement has not only empowered young minds but has also played a crucial role in building a brighter future for our community.
As we look ahead to 2024, we are excited about the possibilities that lie before us. With the continued support of partners like Changing Gears we are confident that we can reach new heights and make an even greater difference in the lives of young people. We envision our partnership evolving to new levels, exploring innovative approaches, and creating more opportunities for growth and success.
We look forward to collaborating with you in the coming year, continuing to make a positive impact, and achieving shared goals. Your commitment to our cause is truly inspiring, and we believe that together, we can make 2024 a year of even greater achievements and milestones.
Kind regards,
Jade Applebee

Youth Development Coach


31 Playne Street, Frankston VIC 3199 | 61 490 305 231

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