Youth Development

Working together as a community to establish a solid foundation towards independence,
community wellbeing, cultural identity, and healthy Country now and for future generations.

RRKAC recognises the need to support initiatives that empower Aboriginal young people and prioritises their development and engagement.

RRKAC’s youth development framework supports the delivery of programs and services to address the needs and aspirations of RRK young people, enabling our future generation to reach their full potentials.


RRKAC can provide essential case management, school engagement, scholarship support, and career pathway planning to our youth members.

Breakfast Club

RRKAC’s Breakfast Club runs each Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7am. The Program picks up all participants from home, then the children all receive breakfast and help to make a healthy packed lunch to take to school. Everyone then enjoys activities, sports, and learning fun before being dropped off at school!

Emerging Leaders

A key priority for RRKAC is developing future leaders to contribute to organisational succession planning and future proof our corporate governance structure. Programs to be delivered will foster and encourage emerging leaders to speak up and have a voice and empower them with knowledge of Country and skills in leadership, organisation, governance, advocacy, and negotiation to fulfil their future roles. Through initiatives such as cultural camps and our Youth Leadership Program we support emerging young leaders through increased representation, engagement, cultural knowledge transfer, and participation with decision-making.

Pilbara RYDE Program

The Pilbara RYDE Program provides young people (16-25 years) in the Karratha Region with the opportunity to complete their 50 hours of supervised driving with a volunteer driving mentor.

RRKAC was thrilled to receive funding from the City of Karratha, and from the Driving Access and Equity Pilot Program (funded by the Department of Transport) to launch this Program in 2021. Since then, RRKAC has supported close to 100 participants on their driving journey.

How do I get involved?
If you want to get involved as a participant first see whether you fit the following criteria:

  • 16-25 years old
  • Have your learner’s permit.
  • Do not have access to a suitable supervised driver
  • Do not have access to a suitable vehicle
  • Cannot afford private driving lessons

All costs are currently covered under the Driving Access and Equity Pilot Program, funded by Department of Transport. Participation in RYDE is free for all aboriginal people or at-risk youth!
Please contact RRKAC for more information about the Pilbara RYDE Program on 08 9185 5005 or email

Become a volunteer driving mentor!
To be eligible to become a volunteer driving mentor you must fit the following criteria:

  • 21 years or older
  • Hold a current C class drivers licence for four or more years continuously
  • Current Working With Children Card (or willing to obtain one)
  • Current National Police Check (or willing to obtain one)
  • Pass an Alcohol and Drug Test

Full training is provided, and associated costs covered.

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