Socially and economically disadvantaged young people are guided and supported through their transition from school to a first career job that matches their interests and competencies.
Jasmine Schroeder

Jasmine Schroeder

My name is Jasmine Schroeder and I commenced with the Rotary Youth Arts Project in 2007 where I signed up for the Photography course and at that time I was in Year 9 at Collingwood College. On the completion of the photography course, I received an offer to join the...
Rohan and Addo

Rohan and Addo

In 2005 I came to Australia from Somalia I was 15 years old.  Everything was very different.  The Australian culture, communications and the language all made life difficult.  At school my teachers were expecting me to do my homework, but it would take me hours and hours just to understand...
Our Vision

Socially and economically disadvantaged young people are guided and supported through their transition from school to a first career job that matches their interests and competencies.

OUR MISSION

To support disadvantaged young people who attend mainly alternative schools primarily within the City of Yarra, who demonstrate the ability to complete an activity/ project they are interested in and are recommended by their school.  Provide them with a mentor, help them identify their competencies and first career job matching their interests. Develop a matching education plan, contribute to their education cost, train them with life skills and then help them to find and gain the first career job.

artsHub article

artsHub article

We have a wonderful write up from Sarah Adams from artsHub about the program, enjoy her article and a video of this year’s photo exhibition below. The SnapHop Rotary Youth Arts Project demonstrates that building quality arts experiences for young people can change lives. Dancehouse, in Melbourne’s inner northern suburb of Carlton, doesn’t immediately catch...
artsHub - Art that changes lives for disadvantaged youth

artsHub – Art that changes lives for disadvantaged youth

Engagement with the arts has proven social and cognitive value: it improves our mental health, fights depression, connects individuals to community and gives a sense of purpose. The arts are also fun so they offer a powerful bridge to reach the disengaged. Disadvantaged young people who may have little experience of success or nurturing can...
Formero

Formero

My contribution to this program is to lead the design team and deliver the “How to Get a Job” training program. I support this program and volunteer time to it because it has a longer term focus for the participants. – it is a building block program and seeks to deliver value through a step...
Sydney Road Community School

Sydney Road Community School

On behalf of Sydney Road Community School I would like to express our gratitude for the fine support the Rotary Club of Richmond has provided our students through the Youth Arts Project and the Next Step Program. Many of our students are amongst the most disadvantaged in our community. They have gained access to a...
Cornerstone Wealth

Cornerstone Wealth

My contribution to this project is to lead the design team and then deliver the “How to Manage Money” Training Program. I am passionate about seeing people fulfill their potential and achieve their goals. Understanding money, budgeting and debt and how you can achieve your goals by managing your personal finances well is crucial to...