A Development Fund to Support our Students
Youth Inc. has come a long way since it was first established in 2006, but it is fair to say that the idea of starting a school was never part of the original plan. However, at the time of our 10-year anniversary in 2016 we had come to understand that to effect and sustain positive change in the lives of young people, we need to do more for longer. And so, the decision in 2016 to transform into a Special Assistance School seemed like a natural extension of our work.
Fast forward to 2019 and we now have a proven school design. We have full enrolment of 90 students per year, and awareness is growing among the many thousands of young people who are looking for a new way to learn. We have high levels of engagement and attendance, and we are continuing to develop new and exciting opportunities for our students.
But there's one problem.
Although we are 100% funded as 'special assistance school', there are things that government education funding cannot buy. Things that make our school model truly unique. And one of those things is our Dream Fund.
So, now I invite you to consider an opportunity… that is, the opportunity to invest in young people, our young people. What better way to build a better future?
Spero N Chapley
The Dream Fund
The Dream Fund offers financial support up to $1000 for approved purposes in relation to further education, employment or enterprise. Students present a proposal to a panel of investors. It’s not quite ‘Shark Tank’, but it is rigorous. Funds are paid to pay for course fess, training, or equipment etc. Click the video link for further details.
The video explains what the Dream Fund is all about!
Our aim is to build an annual fund of $100,000.
In simple terms, if we have 100 people investing $1,000 per year (tax deductible) we can change 100 lives. How good would that be?!
Because we are fully-funded by a mix of State & Commonwealth funding, we will allocate 100% of your investment for the purposes of providing scholarships &/or traineeships. There are no administration fees or other costs deducted for overheads. That's a promise.
Return on Investment
There are three (3) good reasons to invest in the Dream Fund:
Community – We will deliver opportunities for like-minded people to share in our work without all the usual fundraising palaver. In fact, we guarantee ‘no fundraising’. In the same way, the YI100 initiative is not about membership or networking. We are simply aiming to create a community that you feel proud to be a part of.
Engagement – Subject to time and interest, we will give our partners many opportunities to participate as panel members, guest speakers and mentors etc. We want to involve you in a way that enables you to see the true value of your support, first-hand.
Impact – Partnering with us will help to build a new school design for disengaged youth. And there is a mountain of research evidence that substantiates the need for new and effective ways or re-engaging young people who did not flourish in a mainstream school setting. In a very active way, our partners will play an active roll in changing our world.
Youth Inc. is a Public Benevolent Institution and offers full tax deductibility on any level of investment.