It’s not hard to imagine the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on our young people.
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.
Please use my gift to bring young people hope
Breakfast clubs set up the school day physically and socially.
One to one mentoring between a Young Life leader and a young person builds confidence and resilience.
Young Life Club is a community activity for teens – enjoyable, encouraging, run by caring adult role-models.
$250 helps provide Mental Health First Aid & Accidental Counselling training for Young Life volunteers.
We are building a fund to support 100 financially stretched families through sponsorships for camping and outdoor adventures in 2021. Target: $15,000
Young Life Australia is a registered charity and all gifts $2 and over are tax-deductible.
All gifts are directed to the area of most need if a target is met.
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