Sometimes I feel I’m guilty of talking too much. Especially about issues that really require action.
So I’m always inspired when I meet people who actually DO STUFF.
One such person is Jenni Iloski from Bondi Youth Accommodation, an organisation that has been working with homeless youth for over 30 years.
Jenni is the coordinator of a program called Green Light Movement that aims to help young people who have experienced homeless to learn to drive.
Learning to drive is a skill, often taught by a parent or family member, but young people who have experienced homelessness often don’t have that family support. As a result, learning to drive is a challenge.
Green Light Movement is a reduced fee, learn to drive program that provides supervised driver training for young people, who do not have family support to learn how to drive.
They provide a car, professional driving instruction and volunteers to supervise the required 120 hours of supervised driving.
HOW CAN YOU HELP??
Green Light Movement is currently registered for the Project Local initiative. An initiative supported by the local papers e.g. Wentworth Courier, which promotes local projects and enables community members to vote for which project they would like to receive $2,500.00
They’ll use the $2500 to pay for comprehensive insurance, Car registration & Compulsory Third Party Insurance $538
PLEASE VOTE! – It takes 2 mins and costs you nothing to help make a difference in the life of people who really need it.
HOW TO VOTE
Category: Social Justice, Youth
Tagged: Bondi Youth Accommodation, Greenlight Movement, Homelessness, Make a Difference
Can anyone tell me whether this project ever got off the ground, please?
I know it received some money from Council: http://www.notleysmith.com/20000-for-green-light-movement/
Drop Rebecca a line at Eastern Suburbs Community Youth Association… firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks heaps for that, Dan