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A kind and generous donation from you today can help a disadvantaged young person.

Donate to Youth Off The Streets to help young people like Jake.

 

Getting work can be an uphill battle

YOU CAN GIVE THEM A FIGHTING CHANCE

Like many of us, 17-year-old Jake dreams of a better life for himself and his family. But without a steady job, Jake has no way of providing for his disabled mother and younger brothers who all rely on him for support.

Your donation today can help empower disadvantaged young people who are struggling at the very start of their working lives.

Disadvantaged young people like Jake have even more barriers that make finding work that much more difficult.

An uncertain future

Growing up in poverty, Jake had little access to the extra educational aid he needed to overcome his learning disability and keep up in class. He struggles with reading and writing, and when it comes to applying for work, the odds are stacked against him.

Young people who have grown up in the shadow of unemployment and poverty, with little access to quality education often lack the skills required to get a stable job.

They need help from generous people like you to break the cycle of disadvantage and have a happy and promising future like all young people deserve.

Youth Unemployment in Australia is over double the national unemployment rate

Some disadvantaged areas we work in are experiencing unemployment rates over 20%. Being young and unemployed is a growing social problem which can cause mental health problems as well as leave kids vulnerable to drug and alcohol use, leading to higher levels of crime.

You can help prepare kids for life

Youth Off The Streets work closely with kids like Jake to help provide them the foundational skills required to manage as an adult. We provide work-readiness workshops and assist with literacy, numeracy, computer skills, communication and presentation.

Youth Off The Streets works hard to bridge the gap, ensuring young people are equipped with the skills and confidence to get a job and keep it.

Our Work Ready programs include:

Mentoring: to build trust and allow young people to ask questions and share their concerns about their employability.

iDrive: helps kids get their licence which is essential for those going into a trade.

Resume and Interview Preparation: provides advice to disadvantaged young people on resume writing, how to apply for a job, along with interview tips and techniques.

After School Homework Services: drop-in services to help kids stay ahead with school assessments and any areas of support they may need tutoring in.

Presentation Skills: to help young people understand what is appropriate workwear for the type of industry they are looking to gain employment in.

Skills Enhancement: offered via our outreach programs and schools to provide foundational life skills needed for adulthood and working life, including: basic literacy and numeracy, computer skills and communication.

Aftercare Services: after young people have completed our job-ready programs, we offer Aftercare Services that connect them to employment and training opportunities, helping them successfully integrate into the community.

NEW: Registered Training Program

Youth Off The Streets has recently been approved as an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) to offer certified training courses to disadvantaged students. This certification means we can equip young people with work-ready qualifications across a number of vocations and professions.

We currently offer Certificate I and II in Foundation Skills for Work, with a look to expand our range of specialist training programs in the near future.

 

*All donations over $2 are tax deductible

  • $78
    single
    Can help a young person become job-ready with resume writing tips and interview preparation workshops
  • $158
    single
    Can help a young person earn their driver’s licence (essential when entering a trade)
  • $423
    single
    Covers tools, safety equipment and clothing for a young person on job placement
  • $1050
    single
    Can provide clothing and travel expenses for a young person attending work experience

Fundraise For Us

As an individual, school, university, TAFE, workplace or social group you can organise an activity or challenge that can be fun and inspiring while helping disadvantaged young people. An existing event may also be a great way for you to support Youth Off The Streets.

 

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Join an existing fundraiser

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50-50 Dynamic Raffle

Help us raise funds for a new Mobile Youth Centre

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The Cooley Golf Classic

This event is held in early May each year and brings together the real estate industry for a day to support young people at risk. Hosted by Damien Cooley of Cooley Auctions, the 2015 event raised over $65,000 making the total raised over the past seven years to be in excess of $450,000.

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Where the money goes

Logan Outreach launches a program for young offenders

In March 2015, Logan Outreach launched Kicking Goals 2 Transition, which focused on self improvement through a series of workshops and sporting activities. The program helped young people transition from juvenile detention back into the community through setting goals and working on personal growth.

The program was run over the course of eight weeks and helped young people: develop life skills; increase their health and fitness; build team work; and their employability skills.

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We rely on long-term support

We would like to thank all our supporters for their continuing belief in helping disadvantaged young people.

In Celebration

Celebrate an engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other special event with a donation to Youth Off The Streets, and give hope and a future to young people in need.

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Bequests

A gift in your Will is a powerful way to help some of Australia’s most vulnerable young people now and in the future.

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In Memoriam

A Memorial Donation to Youth Off The Streets is a thoughtful way to remember someone close to you, and at the same time help give hope and a future to young people in need.

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Our partners

We value working with partners that are focused on making a positive contribution to the community, in alignment with our goals and objectives.

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Volunteer

Our volunteers are aged between 21 – 80 years old and work within most of our services through one off events, as skilled volunteers and as regular community volunteers.

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Bettina from Key College

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Griffith Outreach success

A simple routine helps youth most at risk to increase school attendance

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Volunteers at Youth Off The Streets live happier lives by donating their time

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With so many young people in need, and with the demands on our services growing, we need your help more than ever. Youth Off The Streets merchandise is one way you can support us so that we can help more...

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Our partners

We value working with partners that are focused on making a positive contribution to the community, in alignment with our goals and objectives.

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Partner

We value working with partners that are focused on making a positive contribution to the community, in alignment with our goals and objectives.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community organisations and businesses can work together for a better future

Our current supporters

Have a look at the businesses supporting Youth Off The Streets

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Trudi's Story

When Trudi* first came into contact with Youth Off The Streets, she was 15 and homeless

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ClubsNSW supporting our schools

The cost of education is a barrier to our young people. One organisation that supports us with education is ClubsNSW

ClubsNSW supporting our schools

National Volunteer Week

Drive employee engagement programs through volunteer days!

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Jessica's Story

“I had come to the end of the line. Youth Off The Streets was my last hope” - Jessica

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We rely on long-term support

We would like to thank all our supporters for their continuing belief in helping disadvantaged young people.

Our partners

We value working with partners that are focused on making a positive contribution to the community, in alignment with our goals and objectives.

Read more

In Celebration

Celebrate an engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other special event with a donation to Youth Off The Streets, and give hope and a future to young people in need.

Read more

In Memoriam

A Memorial Donation to Youth Off The Streets is a thoughtful way to remember someone close to you, and at the same time help give hope and a future to young people in need.

Read more

Bequests

A gift in your Will is a powerful way to help some of Australia’s most vulnerable young people now and in the future.

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