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Investing in young people across the Mallee

The Mallee community is being urged to get behind a new fundraising campaign that will make a difference to young people whose circumstances may mean their potential could be restricted.

The campaign will support the growth of the Mallee Accommodation and Support Program’s Youth Mentoring Program, which provides support to young people through mentoring and exposes them to positive life experiences and challenges.

The first contributor to get on board the campaign is Chatime in Mildura.

“We’re thrilled to be able to get behind this campaign and support the region’s young people,” Chatime’s Ray Pratt said.

“We’re passionate about developing young citizens and love the work MASP is doing in this area.”

MASP chief executive Vincent Wilson said the mentoring program was a life-changing experience for those involved.

“The funds raised during this campaign are a direct investment in young people across the Mallee, including bringing it back to the Swan Hill region,” he said.

“The cost for a child to participate in the program is $2500 and the campaign’s aim is to help send as many participants as possible.

“MASP is ready to grow all its services, but we need the community’s support to reach our ambitious goals.

“That’s why a campaign such is this is so important, to our organisation and to people across the Mallee.”

The campaign will be officially launched on Saturday 18 March at Chatime Mildura on Langtree Avenue, where social media star Jenna with the Pink will be in attendance to encourage the community to support the fundraising effort.

All proceeds from the event will benefit MASP’s Youth Mentoring Program.

As well as visiting Chatime, people can give to the campaign at any time through the MASP donation page found here.

Meantime, people who are interested in becoming mentors to the program’s young participants can learn more at two upcoming forums.

The first will be held on March 20 in the Vineleaf room at MASP, while a second event is being arranged for Swan Hill on March 22

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