Supporting ‘at risk’ youth

Geelong Youth Engagement (GYE) runs multiple youth-focused programs for ‘at-risk youth’ across our region.

We are proud to welcome GYE as a presenting organisation at Pitch Up Geelong on Thursday 18 March. Former participant Ashley Hall will be pitching for funds for the Geelong Kokoda Youth Program supporting re-engaging young people from local State Secondary Schools with their education, their families, and the wider community as they work through the challenges they are facing in their lives.

Ashley was a participant of the Program in 2015 as a Year 10 Matthew Flinders student. During her time on the program, Ashley showed great strength and growth and with the help of the mentors and other program peers, Ashley was able to successfully trek the 96km Kokoda Trek and overcome many obstacles that were ahead of her. Since graduating Year 12, Ashley went on to study for a Diploma in Community Services and is now working in the wellbeing team at Northern Bay College. Ashley was welcomed back to the Program as a mentor.

Pitch Up Geelong is your chance to support the important work of Geelong Youth Engagement. Your donations on the night will have double the impact, with every donation matched by Gforce Employment Solutions Erdi Foundation and the Anthony Costa Foundation.

You will also have the opportunity to support local education programs delivered by Strong Brother Strong Sister and EdConnect Australia

We invite you to join us on Thursday 18 March virtually at the Geelong Arts Centre (limited seats available) or via zoom. Registrations are essential and you can be made online here…/pitchupgeel

If you would like to financially support Pitch Up Geelong but are unable to attend the evening please DM us.