20 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017 GRANTS WOMEN’S CIRCUS Airlift Ensemble Airlift Ensemble is a circus arts project developed by the Women’s Circus and Phoenix Youth Arts. The free program is for young people aged 12-16 who live in the western suburbs of Melbourne. This creative initiative works with young people from culturally diverse and low socio-economic backgrounds. The project addresses some of the complex issues they face and works towards positively connecting young people to the broader Australian community. www.womenscircus.org.au “I didn’t think I knew how to be creative. I didn’t think I could even tell stories. And now, I’m doing circus and making and playing with puppets – this is the best!” YALARI Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Scholarship Program Yalari provides Indigenous children from remote, rural and regional communities with scholarships to attend leading Australian boarding schools. Indigenous educator Waverley Stanley started the program in 2005 to educate and empower Indigenous children to lead generational change. The Newsboys Foundation grant sponsors Jaycee Sellings to attend Geelong Grammar School. yalari.org This grant was funded by the Newsboys Foundation Trust KIDS LIKE US Bursary Support The Newsboys Foundation Trust provides financial support for young people aged 11-21 from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to attend Kids Like Us tutoring, counselling and group work to assist with their learning difficulties. kidslikeus.org.au Yalari – Jaycee Sellings Women’s Circus