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About Cycle of Change2019-05-22T14:10:53+00:00

Cycle of Change is an interactive and innovative program designed to engage, support and empower young people for their future.

The Cycle of Change program is a collaboration between MAS National and Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc. Both organisations share a passion for supporting young people to develop hard and soft skills to help them find sustainable and meaningful employment.

MAS National believes that the fresh approach taken for the Cycle of Change program will help young people find the right path to further education, training and employment opportunities.

Innovative Program

Youth participating in Cycle of Change are supported through a program of vocational and non-vocational workshops, a smartphone app and BMX workshops.

Cycle of Change Smartphone app

The Cycle of Change app allows participants to ‘check in’ to each workshop to confirm their attendance. Each workshop is linked to a BMX bike part so a pictorial view of a bike is created as parts are awarded, keeping participants engaged and motivated.

The app also contains features that assist with the development of emotional intelligence and provides a communication channel for participants. Links to specialised local support services, community events and vocational support are available within the app.

Get the Cycle of Change app on Google PlayDownload the Cycle of Change app on iTunes App Store

BMX Workshops

The bikes act as a vehicle of engagement and promote social inclusion and peer support. Knowledge gained from the workshops is contextualised and demonstrated through BMX riding and project based activities.

The Cycle of Change Team

The Cycle of Change Team

Left to right: Ryan and Jamie from Lighthouse and Marisa and Geoff from MAS

Geoff

Complimenting a Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work), Diploma of Community Services Coordination and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Geoff has over 10 years’ experience facilitating training programs that support youth at risk overcome barriers to education training and employment.

Geoff has extensive experience working with the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD), Youth Justice, Correctional Services, Job Active Networks, Industry and Indigenous Communities.

Working as a Flexible Learning Options case manager at SYC and Employment and Training Coordinator at Whitelion, he has worked with DECD schools in North West Adelaide including Playford International College supporting young people to engage in a flexible learning program, that enabled them to obtain their SACE and engage in Vocation Education and Training (VET) pathways.

Marisa

Complimenting a Diploma in Training & Assessment with Diploma’s in Management and Business Administration, Marisa has over 4 years’ experience facilitating training programs, which support learners on their path towards further education, training and employment.

Marisa brings to the Cycle of Change a further 5 years’ experience in Business Development and Mentoring with Master Electricians Australia, and will be instrumental in supporting Geoff in delivering innovative and inspiring workshops.

Her energy and motivation is infectious and I have no doubt she will change participants lives for the better.

Jamie & Ryan

Lighthouse Youth Projects BMX MentorsJamie Moore & Ryan Lloyd have been delivering Positive mentoring, helping youth develop Life skills through BMX coaching & demonstration for 3 years.

Ryan is hailed as one of the best freestyle riders in Australia and previously worked as a Youth Mentor with Families SA & Bowden Brompton School for 5 years. Jamie’s considered a BMX industry veteran, riding for over 20 years, owning his own BMX wholesale distribution company out of the US.

BMX has taken them on a lifetime of learning. What started as simply cranking their bikes down the street, has turned into a lifelong passion that they want to share with as many people as they can.

BMX is FUN, plain and simple. But it has taught them some of the most FUNdamental and important lessons in life. From spending months learning 360’s and not giving up until finally riding away, to dealing with spending months off the bike through life threatening injuries and finally riding again, the lessons are still the same; resilience, determination and never giving up.

Ryan and Jamie want to pass these lessons onto you, so you can get stoked and keep shredding life!