Why Support the Kokoda Youth Foundation
Thank you for your interest in helping the Kokoda Youth Foundation achieve the goal of supporting young Australians, inspiring them to do extraordinary things. We challenge young people’s deeply held beliefs, allowing them to explore their limits and abilities, whilst providing them with opportunities for personal growth.
All money raised for the Kokoda Youth Foundation will enable us to continue our work with Australian youth and changing communities in which WE live. How do we do this? We do this by facing barriers in young people, breaking cycles of dependence and welfare, addressing mental health issues, suicide prevention, creating teams and creating individuals who work in teams with the core values of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice along with many more life changing outcomes.
There are three key concept youth services within the Kokoda Youth Foundation;
Not to mention the School challenges that we host through our Kokoda Challenge events which have proven to be life changing; for students, teachers and the school community. Feedback from teachers, schools and parents all suggest that by partaking in such challenges bonds between teachers and students have strengthened, vulnerability has been shown and respect earned (by all parties involved).
"In doing so most students were able to find out that they had, not only the strength to get themselves through to the finish of 96km, but that they were instrumental in getting their teammates through by their constant care and inspiration. Even those who were unable to make it through to the end, as was the case for me four years ago, are left with enough positives to draw from the experience for it to make a difference". Teacher, St Andrews Gold Coast.