Police program graduates celebrate in Goodna

21 August 2020

Eight Project Booyah graduates have been recognised at an event in Goodna as the Palaszczuk Government secures the long-term future of the award-winning program.

More than $4.13 million over four years and $1.29 million ongoing will be provided for the Framing the Future component of the program.

A new school-based adaption of Project Booyah, RESPECT, will also be permanently funded.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the investment would support young people and communities across the state.

“Just this week in Goodna we saw eight local graduates officially complete the program,” Mr McCallum said.

“These young men have developed new skills, gained new confidence and found new friends and importantly, they’ve made the most of the opportunities presented to them.”

Mr McCallum said Project Booyah was the first step in an ongoing commitment to engage with family, community and education.

“Framing the Future – the post-Project Booyah support program for graduates – is all about mentoring graduates and continuing to connect them with employment, education and training opportunities,” he said.

“After a successful trial on the Gold Coast, RESPECT will be expanded to locations across Queensland so school-based police officers can proactively mentor young people.

“This permanent funding will help support young Queenslanders and build stronger and safer communities.”