Boys to the Bush is a not-for-profit charity providing prevention and early intervention strategies for young men between the ages of nine and 22 who are at risk of disengagement.
Through mentoring, camps and wellbeing group sessions, they offer programs that re-engage young men in regional areas with education and training, while also supporting their mental health and wellbeing.
It’s all about ensuring our young men know they don’t have to go it alone, there is a network who will wrap their arms around you in support, engage with you in interesting activities and show you that we will get there – together.
NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said it is incredible to welcome the announcement of nearly $500,000 to establish a Boys To The Bush Community Hub in Young and Leeton, thanks to the support of Nationals Minister for Youth, The Hon. Ben Franklin, and the dedication of CEO and Co-Founder of Boys to the Bush Adam DeMamiel and his wonderful team including Cassandra, Jared, Kurt and Peter.
“Thank you also to Children and Young People advocate Zoe Robinson, Mayor of Hilltops Council Marg Roles and a great number of local friends and participants of the program who joined us this very chilly morning to celebrate the announcement,” Ms Cooke said.
“We have already seen the positive impact of Boys to the Bush locally, with several students from Young Public School involved by outreach from Forbes.
“Today’s announcement means a more permanent base will be established at Young and Leeton this year, employing local people and providing more on-the-ground support. It will make for a fantastic ‘add-on’ to the range of support services that we have available in the region.
“I look forward to staying in touch with the team at Boys to the Bush as they get going.”
For more information visit boystothebush.org.au.