Outward Bound's partnership with the 20th Man Fund
About the program
Off the Streets & into Life is a powerful alliance between Australian business, the 20th Man Fund and Outward Bound Australia. The alliance brings to life corporate social responsibility through
activecollaboration and leadership.
We are all aware of the issues around young people at risk, particularly in a society where the family unit is no longer guaranteed to be a support for such people. These issues undermine the fabric of our communities and society and contribute to youth homelessness, gang activity and exclusion from the education system.
Our innovative corporate social responsibility program targets a unique relationship between your business and provision of a significant ‘hand-up’ for young people living in challenging situations. Through a combination of sponsorship, mentoring and personal development, Off the Streets and into Life provides disadvantaged young people with a powerful learning experience that aims to recconect them with society, education and their own potential.
To cement the success of the program, your organisation has the opportunity to join forces with The 20th Man Fund and Outward Bound to provide much needed financial support.
Outward Bound can also talk to you about developing your emerging leaders, leadership capability or building strong teams in your organisation.
The benefit to your organisation, the community and the lives of many young people is significant. This partnership is an opportunity for your organisation to directly contribute to the community to help marginalised young people get a real chance to shine.
How your commitment will help
"The program has changed me so much and I know hae a better outlook on life and my future. Thanks to Outward Bound now I believe I can achieve whatever I put my mind to."
- Andre Rodrigues, participant 2012
By contributing to the Off the Streets and into Life program you will be supporting the personal development of disadvantaged youth through a 12-day out door education program facilitated by Outward Bound.
"I learnt a lot about myself as a person ans as a leader during the camp. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to
attend and I will always be grateful for the things I have learnt. I will use these life skills to keep pushing myself to achieve
great things in life."
- Bill Ross, participant 2012
About Outward Bound Australia
Outward Bound Australia is an independent, not-for-profit, education organisation that exists to help people discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders. Outward Bound helps school students, families, adults and corporate groups reach beyond their limits. Powerful outdoor education programs take them to a place apart and challenge them to reach their full potential. They return with a new outlook on life and the world.
About The 20th Man Fund
Established in 1984 by high profile youth worker and media figure Les Twentyman OAM, the 20th Man Fund advocates on the behalf of young people facing poverty and disadvantage.
The Fund aims to assist young people at risk of being excluded from society by reconnecting them with family, community and education through its sporting, educational and counseling programs.
For more information on the 20th Man Fund go to: www.20thman.com.au
Wayne Dyson, Director of leadership consultancy Bridgeworks, has worked with corporate leaders for over 20 years. He is passionate about leadership, collaboration and building relationship ‘bridges’. Wayne has identified the need for corporate Australia to work closer with communities in bringing about positive outcomes for disadvantaged youth.
For more information on Bridgeworks go to: www.bridgeworks.com.au