Hike to Higher Education
The Newsboys Foundation has funded Anglicare Victoria since 2011 to strengthen young peoples’ engagement with education and community activities. The community development project commenced in Ararat and has since expanded to Horsham, Stawell and Wonthaggi. David Law has managed the project which has been successful in increasing school retention rates and raising the aspirations of thousands of regional young people. The Hike to Higher Education is one of many initiatives within this project. Read The Courier article here.
2016 Newsboys Foundation Award Winners Announced
The 2016 Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award was won by Kelly Phan from Bendigo Senior Secondary College and the finalists were Thomas Velican from Nossal High School and Kristen Sellings from Yarram Secondary College. The 2016 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award was won by violinist Lily McCann from Colbinabbin. More details on the 2016 Awards here.
VicSRC Congress 2016
How students from across Victoria help shape the future of education and have a lot of fun at the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) Congress in 2016. Watch the congress wrap video here.
Newsboys Foundation and SVP Melbourne to help young people stay in school
The Newsboys Foundation and Social Venture Partners Melbourne have joined forces for three years with the aim of helping 5000 young Victorians finish their education.
The two philanthropic organisations are backing Hands On Learning’s innovative education program which works to keep children in school by creating opportunities at school for young people to discover their talents and experience success.
“A staggering 10,000 vulnerable children are dropping out of Victorian high schools, training and apprenticeships every year, triggering fears of a generation lost in a world of future unemployment.”, Henrietta Cook, The Age, May 11 2014.
Hands on Learning is seeking to take its proven model to the next stage and sees the financial support from Newsboys and the capability skills from SVP as integral to that objective.
Over the past 16 years, Hands on Learning has helped more than 10,000 Victorian young people remain in school.
Multi-year grant funding for Hands on Learning has been approved by the Newsboys Foundation board and SVP is now working with Hands on Learning to develop the engagement and skills support plan for the next three years.
With their common areas of focus and shared philanthropic values, Newsboys and SVP Melbourne agreed they could amplify the impact of support for a non-profit many times over by joining forces. Combining the financial giving capacity of Newsboys, SVP will work closely with investees over a three-year period, providing these investees with access to the professional and business skills of its partners.
Newsboys Foundation CEO Sandy Shaw said:
“It is imperative that we get as many young people as possible engaged with their education so that they can have the chance to make the best life possible for themselves and to have a positive influence in their communities.”
SVP Partner, Catherina Toh said:
“This is an exciting opportunity for SVP Melbourne to work collaboratively with an established, well respected foundation and to have an impact well beyond what would be otherwise be possible given our current size.”
Hands On Learning Australia Executive Director Cam Wiseman said:
“Hands On Learning Australia is very grateful for the generous support of the Newsboys Foundation and Social Venture Partners to help transform more young lives. Our schools need more support to provide proven solutions to help keep at risk kids connected to school. The investment we make today will save society millions of dollars down the track. ”
Newsboys started in 1893 as a club for newsboys, the children who sold newspapers on Melbourne’s streets, and became a foundation in 1973. Since becoming a foundation, it has provided grants to community organisations supporting young people aged 11 – 18 in Victoria who are facing disadvantage.
SVP Melbourne uses the engaged philanthropy model and works on building capacity in non-profits in Victoria with a focus on non-profits servicing disadvantaged children and young people through training and education.
Hands on Learning works to keep children in school by creating opportunities at school for young people to discover their talents and experience success.
Charlotte Kube and Margaret Tran speak at the 2015 Newsboys Foundation AGM
Margaret Tran, winner of the 2014 Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award, speaks at the 2015 Newsboys Foundation AGM. Read Margaret Tran’s speech.
Charlotte Kube, winner of the 2015 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award, speaks at the 2015 Newsboys Foundation AGM. Read Charlotte Kube’s speech.
From the Silo to the City
Charlotte Kube, Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award 2015 winner, reflects on winning the award. Read on Melbourne Recital Centre’s website.
Making a Big Difference in Ararat
With Newsboys Foundation support, Anglicare Victoria is helping young people create better lives in Ararat. Read The Age’s Report.
Newsboys backed project features in The Age
Outer Urban Project gives voice to young people – The Age.
Cellist wins Newsboys Award – The Age
The Age reports how teen cellist Charlotte Kube won the 2015 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award.
15 year-old cellist wins Newsboys Award
A young cellist who takes music lessons over an unreliable regional Skype connection has won the inaugural Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award.
Winner Charlotte Kube, 15, lives on a property between Nhill and Jeparit in north-west Victoria and is in Year 10 at Nhill College. Read more here
Newsboys helps young people in Horsham
A new program supported by Newsboys Foundation is opening up employment possibilities for young people in Horsham, The Wimmera Mail Times reports
Newsboys supports engagement with education
Newsboys Flagship Grant is paying dividends in the schools of the Wimmera Mallee. Flagship Grant partner Hands on Learning reports that it has expanded its program into an extra eight schools by June 2015. Hands on Learning said it hopes to further expand the program by an additional eight schools in the Wimmera Mallee by the end of 2015. Read more here.
Students make massive progress
A program at the Berry Street School in Morwell, which is supported by the Newsboys Foundation, is helping students make massive strides in their education and improving their lives. Read the report in The Age here.
Puppy love pays off big-time
Righteous Pups Australia, which is supported by Newsboys, make a big difference in the lives of young students. Read The Age story here.
Lasting legacy of city’s newsboy tradition
The Age’s Lawrence Money celebrates the history of Melbourne’s newsboys. Read the story here.