Blue Light Victoria is a not for profit organisation with statewide coverage. Established in 1976, Blue Light Victoria in partnership with Victoria Police has been providing programs and initiatives for young people between the ages of 10-21 years focusing on empowerment and engagement. In any given year approximately 20,000 young people would participate in a Blue Light Victoria program.
If you are a Primary or Secondary School located in Victoria and are interested in Blue Light Programs please sign up to our program lists.
D-A-S-H (Dynamic, Active, Safe, Healthy)
DASH is an 9-week program for Years 5 and 6, in which students develop and practise critical competencies through a range of modalities and experiences. The program encourages awareness of local community and builds relationships with community experts.
DASH is facilitated in the classroom by Blue Light Victoria and supported by Victoria Police. Blue Light’s long-term relationship with the police provides a unique opportunity for students to engage beyond the school and to interact directly with their community.
Blue EDGE (Educate, Develop, Grow, Empower)
Blue EDGE is designed to Educate, Develop, Grow and Empower young people. It is an evidence- based program designed to increase engagement, resilience and wellbeing through activity-based learning. The program is tailored to 20 young people in Years 7 – 9, and focuses on key capabilities such as emotional regulation, confidence building, safe decision making, peer and community connections.
Delivered twice weekly, Blue EDGE includes three key components:
- 30 minutes of physical training fitness circuits and team building activities
- a shared meal
- workshop activities and discussion
Each group is made up of a mixture of young people identified as vulnerable, or at risk of disengaging and participants who display leadership qualities. The aim of this cross-section is to promote positive behaviours and attitudes, instilling a positive mind-set towards their future.
More detailed information can be found here.