You can change lives by making a tax-deductible donation.
69% of the children and young people who come to us are unable to participate effectively in learning provided through the education department due to their personal situation.
These children do not fit into the education system and are falling or have already fallen behind.
The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies 2017 Snapshot Report into the educational engagement of children and young people in care in NSW found that one in five NSW students in care were absent from school. The reasons provided for the high rate of absence by students in care included ill health, suspension, chronic disengagement and expulsion.
With a relatively modest investment you can help young people receive an education and reach their full potential.
We need to raise funds to employ two full time Educational Specialists for the Burdekin Association Learning Space to go the extra mile.
The total cost of employing our Education Specialists based in the Northern Sydney region and the Inner West in full time roles for one full year is: $180,000*
The cost to re-engage one young person in education is $7,500. Funds raised will pay for the support of at least 24 young people. This is based on a 31 hour work week for one Education Specialist.
For more information about the campaign: "Educational Inclusion Pays Off" and why your help is needed click below:
Make a tax-deductible gift - this is what we can achieve:
$150 will pay for one hour of educational support for one young person. This includes all costs involved in running the Learning Space.
$1,550 will pay for one week at an average of 31 hours of educational support for 12 young people. (31 x $50).
$7,500 will pay for re-engagement of one young person in education for one year.
For example 150 donations of $50 = $7500 or 15 donations of $500 = $7500 or 5 donations of $1500 = $7500.
$90,000 will pay to employ one education worker full time for one year.
For example, 1800 donations of $50 or 9 donations of $10,000 = $90,000.
* dollar figures are rounded up to the next highest amount, hence don't exactly add up to the total funding sought. If we raise more funds we will be able to employ more Education Support Workers.
The positive effects for you and society when you give:
There are financial and emotional benefits for you when you give, click below for more information.
Choose to help us
The Burdekin Association's trauma-informed and client-centred educational program looks at the physiological, social, emotional and academic impacts of trauma and adversity on our young people.
Our Education Specialists are getting the most amazing results from our young people because they work collaboratively with them and their Case Manager understanding their stories in order to know how to support them.
By choosing to help us, young people in our care will receive a range of targeted education support including:
a safe space
a positive learning environment
presence and emotional availability
an evidence-based responsive approach
school failure penalises a child for life
Help us ensure that our children and young people reach their full potential.
View our complete Proposal To Fund Two Education Specialists
Are we all accountable for young people in society?
We think so and we know that many of you feel the same way.
Please do your best to help support young local people through your donations, support and advocacy.