Hope for the Future
Posted on March 08, 2019
Each year City Mission hosts its annual Future Hope Youth Appeal, creating awareness of the difficulties experienced by youth in our community and raising funds for its Mish programs that provide guidance, support and hope for the future for young people.
The Future Hope Youth Appeal launches yesterday and will be raising funds for The Mish which offers young people access to one on one mentoring, self- management and recovery training along with special interest activities such as multimedia, hospitality, music and art.
The Mish programs connect young people through mentoring and unconventional learning experiences, helping them to build confidence and develop important work and life skills.
According to City Mission's CEO, Stephen Brown, “Our aim is to empower young people with hope for the future; we provide an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and where young people are valued. But of course, our capacity to do all of this relies on our ability to fund a team of Youth Mentors who work alongside young people facing significant life challenges”.
Research highlights the significant benefits and positive outcomes of youth mentoring programs, particularly for those that are at risk. Young people participating in these programs are:
- Less likely to use drugs or alcohol
- Less likely to miss school
- More confident about themselves and their future
- More knowledgeable about education, training and work options available to them
City Mission’s Outreach Trailer will be on site from 11 am operating a BBQ selling Italian sausages with all funds raised on the day going directly toward the appeal.
The Future Youth Hope Appeal run until the 30th of April, donations can be made by visiting the Outreach Trailer at Little Italy, a Mission Shop or via the website at citymission.org.au