Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 4412 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2016 GRANTS DIVERSITAT Homework Club Diversitat operates homework clubs within Northern Bay College and North Geelong Secondary College. Demand for participation in the clubs is high. Diversitat expanded the existing homework club program for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) secondary school students in Geelong. With Newsboys Foundation support, two new homework clubs were established in local libraries. DOXA YOUTH FOUNDATION University Pathways The University Pathways Program is designed to enable secondary students from disadvantaged schools across Victoria to prepare for a tertiary education and a professional career. Many of the young people entering the program are the first in their families to finish high school and plan to go to university. The four-year initiative sees students come together once a year to attend a residential camp at the Doxa City Camp in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Activities include visits to universities, listening to guest speakers and workshops. Starting in year 9, the program continues through years 10, 11 and 12. Ongoing mentoring and support is provided. GATEWAY COMMUNITY SERVICES Healthy Food, Healthy Communities Gateway Community Services provides a healthy cooking program for 48 young people aged 15-18 living in the western suburbs of Melbourne. The aim of the program is to teach young people cooking and nutrition skills as well as providing a pathway to education, further training or suitable employment. At the end of each cooking session, a healthy lunch is shared by the participants, staff and volunteers. GATEWAY HEALTH Young Person’s Support Officer Since 2011, the Newsboys Foundation has helped Gateway Health to fund a Young Person’s Support Officer to work with Highwater Theatre (HWT). The program supports young people aged 12-17 who have been neglected, traumatised and abused. Many of the young people have also experienced homelessness and foster care. The HWT intensive performing arts program supports young people to rebuild their lives, tell their story and educate others. Gateway Community Services Doxa Youth Foundation