TURNING POINT: Trevor Gurney, Teariki Haro and Isaiah Jacobson at the launch of Project Booyah, a Queensland Police Service initiative.
TURNING POINT: Trevor Gurney, Teariki Haro and Isaiah Jacobson at the launch of Project Booyah, a Queensland Police Service initiative. Allan Reinikka Rokabooyah

Project Booyah helping at risk youth in Central Queensland

ISAIAH Jacobson has career aspirations to work in the bush and hopes to one day become a ranger.

The 16-year-old, alongside fellow South Rockhampton High School students Trevor Gurney and Teariki Haro, was one of over 90 young people chosen to take part in Project Booyah state-wide.

Project Booyah is a police leadership program which takes a community inclusive approach to change the lives of "at risk" youth in Queensland.

The Queensland Police Service is the coordinating agency overseeing the program, which found its way to Rockhampton after the Queensland Police Commissioner last year approved a two year state-wide trial.

Isaiah and his friends were excited to take part in the program and were positive it would help shape their future.

"Our Deputy Principal Ms (Melanie) Brown nominated us for this and we are grateful for her to do that for us, this program will be good for us," Isaiah said.

"I am pretty happy... it will help us in the long run...hopefully it will help us get a job."

The project will run at nine Queensland sites including Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Redcliffe, Logan, Pine Rivers and the Gold Coast.



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