GYE have been very fortunate to be chosen as the beneficiary of the annual Adroit Insurance & Risk Charity Golf Day being held in March 2022. The proceeds from this event will allow GYE to purchase a bus that can be utilised to transport our participants safely to and from program events.
GYE would like to congratulate all our young people and mentors involved with this year's Geelong Kokoda Youth Program. This was the first year of running two GKYP's - we had the students chosen for 2020 back and our new 2021 group. We could not have asked anything more of everyone this year, being so [...]
Faced with the stark, often devastating realities of mental illness from a young age, with no other option in sight, Ashley became a full-time carer for her mother while also battling the everyday pressures that came along with being a Year 9 student at school. Living on welfare with no money for school lunches or [...]
Headed down a dangerous and uncertain path, in his teenage years, Sean admits his life wasn’t exactly going where he wanted it to, he was missing lots of school and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. The separation of parents had an immediate impact on the teen after his father left to work, and eventually settle [...]
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the Geelong community for the Pitch Up event held by Give Where You Live on March 18. Ashley Hall (GKYP - 2015/2019) spoke amazingly on our behalf and had quite a few people in the room in tears with her life story and successes since completing the program, [...]
G.Y.E were very excited to be able to launch the organisation to the Geelong community. We held a breakfast as the enchanting Barrabool Maze Estate over two mornings where we were able to show local business, government, community, and education leaders the future plans for Geelong Youth Engagement. A very special thank you to lovely Catriona [...]
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