There has been untold disruption to usual school lives. Anxiety and uncertainty have been among the few constants in this troubled time.
A 2020 report by UNICEF into Children and COVID-19 observed that children were not the face of the pandemic but that they risked being among its biggest victims.
“All children, of all ages, and in all countries, are being affected,” the report said, “in particular, by the socio-economic impacts and, in some cases, by mitigation measures that may inadvertently do more harm than good.”
But in the middle of this turmoil there is hope.
Young Life Australia is standing alongside today’s youth, so that young people are not disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Young Life offers a point of connection, helping teens develop a sense of worth, purpose and belonging.
Young Life run camps, foster relationships, provide mentorship, host clubs, give support, and with integrity instill positive values.
The team of staff and volunteers across Australia, are committed to standing with students at this crucial time in their lives.
Will you stand with them?
Help us take the important steps to be where teens need us to be. Join in providing positive investment in young people, ensuring hope in the present and a pathway for the future.
So they can find purpose, engage with life, and live the life they were made for.