Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) at the Richmond Football Club Invited to Present at the United Nations
Former Melbourne Newsboy Club member Mike Brady AM, famous for writing the Footy anthem Up There Cazaly, has been named Victorian of the Year for 2017. Newsboys congratulates Mike on his achievement and are delighted with his continuing relationship with Newsboys.
The following story by Gary Tippett comes from the Newsboys Foundation 120 Year Anniversary Publication (click for PDF version):
Read more about Mike Brady’s Victorian of the Year Award:
The 2017 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award, in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre, is part of the MRC annual Bach Competition.
The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award seeks to address some of the issues affecting music students living in regional areas, including working in isolation and the added challenges associated with accessing learning opportunities. The award involves travel and one week’s accommodation for the student and a parent/guardian in Melbourne and a daily per diem;
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.
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.
The Newsboys Foundation has partnered with the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) and the Melbourne Recital Centre to recognise the power of student voice and musical achievement throughout Victoria in 2016.
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,
Margaret Tran, winner of the 2014 Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award, speaks at the 2015 Newsboys Foundation AGM:
AGM 2015 speech: Margaret Tran
I would like begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the land of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nations and that we pay respects to their elders past, present and future.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen,
It is with my great honour that I quote one of my favourite authors,
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.
Charlotte began cello lessons in Queensland at age seven and joined the local string orchestra for four years.
Since moving to Victoria with her family,
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.