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YOU CAN CHANGE LIVES FOR THE BETTER

A second chance is a powerful thing.

It shows those kids who haven’t made the best choices in life that their past doesn’t have to dictate their future.

These are the kids that many people dismiss as “out of control”, “up to no good” and deserve to be “locked up”.

But you and I both know there is no such thing as a bad kid, only bad circumstances.

Young people like Chris are proof of that.

CHRIS’ STORY

Chris was 17 when he was arrested for his involvement in a violent four day riot. 

He was facing serious criminal charges that would have bought him jail time.

Days earlier his entire world had collapsed. Two of his closest friends died in a huge car accident following a police chase.

In response, nearly 300 people were involved in a frenzy of violence, chaos and destruction. In the aftermath, Chris was one of nine people arrested.

As he sat there in custody, this 17-year-old’s future was looking grim.

But experiencing the hopelessness of growing up poor and struggling day in, day out had already made Chris feel like he was destined for failure:

“I couldn’t keep up in school so I dropped out. I can’t get a job. I drink, get into trouble with my mates. I’ve never done anything right and now I’ve been arrested. Where can I go now?”

Some people would say kids in Chris’s situation are a lost cause. But that’s not us.

Our work with young people is more than just helping kids stay out of trouble. We are committed to helping them become positive and productive members of the community, supporting their dreams and teaching them essential life skills.

You can support our locally-run programs that help at-risk kids deal with anger issues and anti-social behaviour, learn self-discipline and seek assistance if they are facing court or are in juvenile detention. 

After he was released from custody, we took Chris under our wing and encouraged him to do voluntary work in disadvantaged communities, helping other young people in need. He showed such promise and dedication that he became a trainee youth worker.

“That second chance changed my life…I’m now committed to paying it forward – helping kids who need someone to understand them, believe in them and never give up.”

Like you, Chris is there for young people in crisis no matter what. What’s just as wonderful is how far he has come. He is now a management executive at Youth Off The Streets, leading a team that is dedicated to helping disadvantaged and vulnerable kids.

Please support at-risk kids with a kind donation* today. Together, we can be there for young people who are facing a grim future and need that second chance.

*All donations over $2 are tax deductible

  • $79
    single
    can provide one supervised court assistance session to help stop a disadvantaged young person falling through the youth justice system.
  • $473
    single
    can provide one out of 8 intensive sessions addressing offending behaviour, providing job skills and preparing up to 14 young people for life outside juvenile detention.
  • $1102
    single
    can run seven Boxing and Breakfast sessions for up to 15 at-risk kids, providing nutrition, fitness and healthy ways to manage anger.

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.

 

Host your own fundraising event

Anything from a morning tea to a golf day...turn an event into a fundraiser

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Community and sporting events

Register and join team Youth Off The Streets

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Upcoming fundraisers & events near you

See what is coming up and get involved!

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Run a fundraiser

Real Estate Sleep Out

Initiated by Cooley Auctions, this annual event brings together the real estate industry to experience a night in a homeless kid’s shoes and to support young people at risk.

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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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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.

Volunteer profile

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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Can't volunteer, but want to help?

Run a fundraiser instead!

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Our Food Van...

is just one of many services that rely on volunteers. Click through to our volunteer page and apply today!

Volunteer at Youth Off The Streets

Volunteers are happier

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

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

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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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Corporate Partnerships

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!

National Volunteer Week story

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.

Corporate Partnerships

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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