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 4414 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2016 GRANTS I CAN NETWORK I CAN Network Teens Camp The I CAN Network conducted a weekend camp for 40 young people aged between 12-17 years who are on the autism spectrum. The camp, at the Doxa Youth Camp in Malmsbury, provided a safe and enabling environment for young people on the autism spectrum to experience belonging, share their talents and interests, and develop teamwork skills. Important friendships and social networks were created. Young people also had the opportunity to learn important life skills and develop self-confidence. JESUIT SOCIAL SERVICES Fitzroy Lions Soccer Program Jesuit Social Services (JSS) works to build a just society by advocating for social change and promoting the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged people. JSS runs the Fitzroy Lions Soccer Program, an after-school sports program for people aged 11-18 who live at the Fitzroy Public Housing Estate. The young people are from nations such as Somalia, Sudan, China, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Australia. They play sports to improve their skills, stamina, physical health, confidence, self-esteem and boost their respect for each other. KIDS THRIVE Kids as Catalyst: A young people’s leadership, resilience and community engagement program Kids as Catalyst is an innovative social change program, empowering young people aged 11-12 as major contributors to, and creators of community. Kids Thrive delivered Kids as Catalyst into the Wyndham region of Melbourne’s outer west, in partnership with the Smith Family, Wyndham Park Primary, Manor Lakes P-12 College, Our Lady of the Southern Cross Primary School and local community organisations and businesses. Young people identified local community issues and implemented solutions to address those issues. Through the process, their resilience, leadership skills and entrepreneurialism was encouraged. “I realise I can make a difference now! I don’t have to wait.” STUDENT I CAN Network Jesuit Social Services Kids Thrive