Being young is not without its struggles. Today’s world is pretty complex and young people can experience a bunch of challenges that adults might not be able to relate to. Once of the biggest hurdles is just having the confidence and support to be who they want to be.
There are currently over 4 million young people living in Australia, and Reach works with over 40,000 of them a year. We have over 250 of them working for us; designing and delivering workshops in schools and the community. Our workshops are 100% youth-led, from design through to delivery, and the community we create out of these workshops is one that allows for deeper connection, a sense of belonging, and the dispelling of judgements. A preventative, instead of having to focus on symptoms.
Generations of confident, self-aware and passionate young people shaping the world.
At the heart of it, we are young people inspiring young people.
In 2017, there were 214 of us across Melbourne, Sydney and the Hunter region. We spend our time at Reach learning about each other, learning about ourselves, and designing and delivering workshops across the country.
We’re all at different stages of our Reach journey – with some of us still in training, and a lot of us designing and running workshops for over 40,000 young people every year.
We see our point of difference in that we are not just people who go into a school or get in front of a group and present. In every single workshop we run, every event, we share our own stories and start conversations with the room. By giving young people (even you) the space to really open up about anything they want, without fear of judgement...That’s where our vision starts coming to life.
‘Generations of confident, self-aware and passionate young people shaping the world’ doesn’t just mean us crew involved with Reach, it means the tens of thousands of young people we work with every year. We know the future is in our hands, and we’re determined to shape it in the best possible way.
The work we do wouldn’t be possible without events like this and to those that get involved; the young people; the schools and teachers who believe in our work, the parents who take the time and trust us with their kids, the donors who always dig deep and our partners and sponsors who go above and beyond to make it possible!