Exciting news …. From a strong position of 27 years helping disadvantaged youth to reach their potential, Stride Foundation has taken the bold strategic step to merge with our collaborative partner, Whitelion Inc. This merger is effective from 1 May 2014. Both organisations share a passion for improving the lives of at-risk youth. For 15 years Whitelion has been successfully supporting Australia's most vulnerable youth through mentoring, outreach and homelessness initiatives. Stride’s work in prevention and early intervention, through its student wellbeing/resilience and community youth mentoring programs, is complementary and adds depth and breadth to the youth services we now offer together. This merger seeks to create a more robust organisation ensuring that we continue to support vulnerable, at-risk youth across Australia. There are many benefits flowing from our merger including: * A stronger continuum of care for young persons that extends from early intervention and prevention from risk-taking behaviour, through to reconnection to the community and a positive future * Increased reach and depth of services through a greater geographical footprint and potential to deepen vital youth services in these areas through enhanced profile, broader networks and increased public awareness of our services* Benefits of scale: resources and know-how will be shared leading to enhanced capacity and expertise. “Stride” continues as a brand name of Whitelion Inc. and current Stride staff have transferred to Whitelion ensuring a seamless transition and continuing standards of service delivery. Your Stride contacts can be reached using existing Stride email addresses or at the Melbourne office of Whitelion on 03 8354 0880 (155 Roden Street, West Melbourne, 3003). Learn more about Whitelion at www.whitelion.asn.au
Have a look at DOLLY Magazine's Operation 1 Less Bully Campaign in the October edition. This campaign is being run with Stride Foundation's expertise to help stamp out bullying. We're very excited to be apart of this initiative so check out the latest copy for 5 tips on how to respond to a bully without turning into one!Check out the Generation Next Blog! They posted a review of Dolly Magazine's Operation 1 Less Bully Campaign which is being run together with Stride Foundation. Good to see support for an amazing campaign to stamp out bullying! Click here to read the post. Generation Next is an exciting new initiative featuring a national seminar series and supporting resources aimed at protecting and enhancing the wellbeing of children and teenagers.
Check out the Generation Next Blog!
CBA's Staff Community Fund donates to Stride! - Kosta Nikakis, Assistant Branch Manager at the Commonwealth Bank, recently presented Stride with a generous grant from their Staff Community Fund’s Community Projects. This funding will allow teachers in the Hume region to access valuable professional development in MPower Girls and Revved Up programs. If you are a teacher in the City of Hume, please contact Stride to access this wonderful opportunity. Thanks, CBA!