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Head Upstream with Raise

Upstream Challenge

Walk Upstream with Raise on the Yarra River Walk being held on Saturday 11 November 2017 in Melbourne.  We need your help, so Lace up your boots and get walking for Raise!  Register to Walk Upstream with Raise this November and join the river of Raise t-shirts walking Upstream. Help us make our target of $60,000 in 2017 to change the lives of more young people in Victoria.  The Upstream Challenge is an annual walk (or run!) along the beautiful Yarra River trails of Melbourne. It’s not a race. It is all about having fun and most of all,

The Sparkle Ball

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Raise Foundation would be honoured by your presence at our annual Sparkle Ball coming up at The Ivy Ballroom in Angel Place, Sydney, on Friday evening, 8 September 2017.  Join our village and raise funds for our youth mentoring programs which provide inspiration and much needed connection to 1,000 young people across Australia every year.  Enjoy a beautiful three course dinner from top Merivale chefs with crafted wines.  Hosted by the hilarious comedian Jean Kittson.  Special guest singer, Nic Johnstone from Sons of the East will welcome us to the event,

Happy new year!

What is your new year’s resolution for 2017?  What will you change this year?  How about changing a young person’s life, and your own while you are at it?  We have accepted 1,000 young people into our mentoring programs for 2017 and our free TAFE accredited mentor training courses start in four weeks.  Apply to become a Raise Mentor now, you will be amazed, just check out what these mentees and mentors had to say about our programs in 2016, it will be all the inspiration you need for your new year’s resolution!

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

When all three of our nominated mentors were chosen as Finalists recently in the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, we were very excited.  We loved that Kate Kesby (Bump Mentor), Ian Westmoreland (Ismo Mentor) and Chris Bond (Youth Frontiers Mentor) were all recognised for their kind contribution of time, treasure and talent to the Raise village.  But if we thought that was exciting, things got even more fun when Chris Bond won the NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year overall award!!!  Chris was recognised, not only for mentoring, but also for encouraging and enabling more than 100 employees from his workplace,

Raise CEO’s TEDx Talk about the Gift of Mentoring

Raise is currently taking applications from those who would like to become volunteer mentors for our 80 mentoring programs across NSW, VIC, QLD in 2017. Help support a young person in Australia to identify and achieve their goals, and do our free accredited Course in Mentoring which starts in February. It takes a village to raise a child, join the Raise village and make a difference to a young Australian next year. Watch our TEDx talk here and learn how we can all step in to provide the gift of good mentoring for the young people around us.

Golf with the 7s Guys

Round of golf with the awesome Australian Rugby 7s team anyone? You have an exclusive opportunity for a hit with these great guys who are not only legends on the rugby pitch, but also want to mentor with Raise at a local high school. They need to raise the funds needed for the program, and golf is the go! Tickets are available now fromwww.trybooking.com.au/ncim and there are only 25 teams, so get onto this one quickly!

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Sparkling Success!

We are absolutely thrilled with the huge success of The Sparkle Ball last Friday night, and we are so grateful to the 398 fabulous guests who joined us in the Ivy Ballroom.  Together, we raised over $116,000 which is enough for 78 more young people to participate with an accredited Raise Mentor in our mentoring program for a whole year!  Sincere thanks to so many people – Jean Kittson our MC extraordinaire, Minister John Ajaka for his lovely speech, the Australian Men’s Rugby 7s team for taking time out of their busy schedule to join us, Nic Johnstone from Sons of the East who serenaded us through dinner,