NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017 11 GRANTS BASS MUSIC FESTIVAL Participation in Pemulwuy The Newhaven Boys Vocal Group (NBVG) is a choir of 10 young men aged 15-18. NBVG is based in Inverloch and includes participants from the Bass Coast. The choir was selected as one of 12 male choirs from across Australia to be a guest at the Pemulwuy Male Choir Festival – Voices from the Trenches. The choir was also invited to attend masterclasses at the Australian National Choral Associations Choralfest in Brisbane in June/July 2017. The Newsboys Foundation supported the choir to travel to Brisbane to participate in the festivals. BOROONDARA CARES FOUNDATION CHANCES Student Support Program CHANCES is an education scholarship program for disadvantaged young people in the Boroondara area. The program contributes to education costs, enabling young people to fully participate in learning and complete their education. The Boroondara Cares Foundation works closely with schools and provides tailored ongoing support to the scholarship recipients. BREAKAWAY YOUTH Summer Breakaway Breakaway Youth is an outdoor adventure program for young people who are financially and/or socially disadvantaged. The young people are from the cities of Darebin and Whittlesea, in Melbourne’s north. Breakaway Youth’s Summer Breakaway is part of a multi-year program for 25 young people aged 11-16. The five-day summer camp held in January supports young people to think about issues such as education, goal-setting and their future. Importantly, the camp prepares young people for the new school year. CENTRE FOR MULTICULTURAL YOUTH Welcome Football The Welcome Football project is working with 500 newly arrived young people from Syria and Iraq, using the game of soccer to engage them with the broader Australian community. The project focuses on young people and their families who are living in the northern suburbs of Melbourne including Whittlesea, Darebin and Moreland. A welcome pack – including a soccer ball, bag and football top – is given to each young person. Support is also provided to introduce young people and their parents to soccer activities and engage them with their local clubs. Boroondara Cares Foundation Breakaway Youth