Bara Barang is an Aboriginal Central Coast Corporation providing innovative programs, events, training and services to engage Aboriginal people and youth. We aim to create a self-determined and empowered community to improve school retention, build leadership and promote vocational learning and employment opportunities.
Cultural activities including performance, art, craft, visitation to significant Aboriginal sites are complimented by case management. Koori Sports has its own football and netball team and encourages a balanced healthy and culturally appropriate lifestyle.
Aboriginal youth in need of additional support are linked with an Aboriginal mentor and are encouraged to participate in the variety of community activities that occur weekly throughout the region. Bara Barang has an Aboriginal Central Coast Youth Reference Group. Members of the group facilitate youth forums and are available as Master of Ceremonies.
Bara Barang promotes Aboriginal youth leadership through activities such as the 2011 Freedom Ride and links participants to disadvantaged Aboriginal communities throughout NSW. Participants work with these communities to bring about economic and social reform in the spirit of reconciliation.