Three projects chosen for live crowd-funding
THREE community organisations with well-established local projects will put people forward to pitch for funds at a United Way crowd-funding event in Portland in September.
United Way Glenelg executive officer Nicole Carr said youth programs Standing Tall, which is based out of Heywood and District Secondary College, and Live4Life Glenelg, are going to discuss what they do and explain the support they are after.
Standing Tall wants to recruit, train and provide ongoing support for three to four additional mentor pairings to grow their weekly mentoring session program.
The program supports young people at risk of disengaging from education; the sessions aim to help build the strength and resilience of the young people.
Live4Life Glenelg would like to support up to 45 young people to join the 2020 Live4Life program with development, skill and team-building programs that train young people to be positive mental health ambassadors.
The third group that will pitch to an audience at the Portland Arts Centre event is Portland Community Mealshare, currently a free weekly meal program that provides hearty and nutritious meals to everyone who attends in a supportive and respectful environment.