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In 1969, a group formed in Mt Waverley to raise funds for the Brotherhood of St Laurence. After running social fundraisers, the group opened an op shop which continues to thrive to this day in the Mt Waverley Village shopping centre.
While most Year 12 students are focussed on study and surviving their final year of school, Mandy Petros is broadening her horizons by volunteering as a youth advocate with the Brotherhood’s ReSource Youth program.
Jaydah and Namarra are working with our Education First Youth Foyer program after completing a paid internship which links pre-professional Indigenous university students with employers.
Stepping Stones supports women like Yeni from refugee and migrant backgrounds to launch their own business, and this year, it is expanding statewide, to allow more women across Melbourne and regional Victoria to take part.
‘I am welcomed with the best of energies!’ Itsaso is from Spain and provides administration support as a volunteer with our financial education program, Saver Plus.
Trent and Carley have overcome a range of challenges that threatened to disrupt their education, but have found support and a new focus through our Education First Youth Foyer program.