$15,000 to support local youth

Friday, 29 June 2018

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure and Minister responsible for Youth, Ray Williams announced that Project Youth will receive $15,000 to continue their quality services and programs that support at risk youth and their families.

Mr Coure and Mr Williams met with employees and volunteers of the organisation today.

“I am pleased the NSW Government is able to support Project Youth to help expand their reach and impact in the community,” Mr Coure said.

“Project Youth provides valuable support to young people within our community and I commend all involved in driving these critical services.”

Project Youth employs more than 100 staff and has an additional 100 volunteers to run its youth-centred services and youth mentoring programs.

Mr Williams said Project Youth support young people to secure housing, gain employment opportunities and make new friends.  

“Project Youth deliver important services to help vulnerable young people achieve their goals,” Mr Williams said.

“I was thrilled to hear that 62% of the dedicated Project Youth staff are young people under the age of 25 years. It is so important that we have young people involved youth service delivery so they can help drive solutions to the many challenges youth face.”

Executive Officer of Project Youth, Ms Kellie Checkley, is thrilled that Mr Coure and the NSW Government recognise and value the work that the organisation does.

“The money will be put to good use in the St George area after having just moved into a permanent space in Hurstville this week,” Ms Checkley said.

For more information on youth initiatives led by the NSW Government, visit: www.youth.nsw.gov.au