Thanks to a grant of $5000 through Border Trust, local young Aboriginal people will benefit from Cultural Adventure Camps to be run by Junction Support Services.
The funding was provided by 1494 2AY, Edge FM and the Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation.
The camp will benefit local young Aboriginal people aged 13 to 17, who have experienced difficult circumstances in their lives.
Youth Services manager Katharine Hodgens said the camp and associated program would focus on self-esteem, self-confidence, teamwork and connection to community and culture.
“Adventure activities such as hiking and camping create challenges for these young people that will support them to grow and develop,” she said.
“The camp will give young people the opportunity to develop an understanding of their place in society and to contribute back to their community.’’
The young people will be guided through this journey by three Junction Support Services staff members, two of whom identify as Aboriginal people.
We developed the camp in response to an increasing number of Aboriginal young people seeking our support.
All of us at Junction Support Services would like to thank Border Trust, 2AY, Edge FM and the Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation for supporting our work and assisting young people in need.
Congratulations to all the other organisations that also received funding at Border Trust’s The Big Give event.