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Welcome to the Sir David Martin Foundation Blog. Our General Manager posts regular updates, and we invite occasional guest bloggers, such as our Ambassadors.

Tackling Youth Homelessness and It's Causes

Tackling Youth Homelessness and It's Causes

The recent news of Courtney Herron's death in Melbourne shook everyone to the core.

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The Value of Graduating

The Value of Graduating

I grew up believing everyone has a right to a decent education, a basic human right.

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Four months in...I'm inspired

Four months in...I'm inspired

 

Over the last four months since joining our Foundation as the new General Manager, I’ve been deeply inspired by the broad range of individuals and organisations that choose to make a difference in the lives of a youth in crisis. 

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Reflections

Reflections

 

This week marks my five year anniversary with the Sir David Martin Foundation and it will also be my last as I move on to another challenge and hand over the reins to a new General Manager.

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Conquering Jamberoo Mountain

Conquering Jamberoo Mountain

It's not Mount Everest, but Jamberoo Mountain became my obsession for a few months last year.

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One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...