City Mission’s youth mentoring program is set to receive a boost as part of the Commonwealth Bank’s Grassroots Grants initiative.
Representatives from ‘The Mish’ were presented with a $10,000 cheque in a ceremony on Tuesday.
City Mission’s chief executive Stephen Brown said the funding would go a long way towards increasing access to the program within the community
“We are pleased to be one of the successful recipients of the CBA’s Grassroots Community Grant Program,” he said.
“This funding allows us to increase the hours of our youth mentors and to extend support to about 150 young people over the three-year period.
“Our youth are our future, and it’s important we recognise this and invest accordingly.
“For one reason or another, sometimes young people can take a troubled path and a long-term guiding mentor can help make the change in direction.
“Mish Mentoring is an effective service and has the power to transform the lives of young people”.