JCP Youth delivers programs to young people who are at-risk or vulnerable in the Tasmanian community, positively influencing their environment and personal network, and equipping them to be leaders in their communities.
Downer’s General Manager Tasmania, Marcus Stephens, said the company is proud to play a part in creating better futures for vulnerable young Tasmanians.
“We are committed to supporting the communities in which we live, work and deliver projects,” Mr Stephens said.
“Our funding for JCP Youth directly benefits some of the most disadvantaged young people in the state and will allow JCP Youth to provide support to an additional 10 young people each year.”
JCP Youth Director Will Smith said the partnership is about more than just financial support.
“The core business of JCP Youth is to mentor young people through the BEAST program. Providing that initial support is vital, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle.
“Downer are actively working with JCP Youth to build pathways beyond the BEAST program, to support young people into training and work opportunities, including within the Downer business.”
Mr Stephens encouraged other businesses to provide financial support for the work of JCP Youth.
“We know it takes a community to get a young person safely to adulthood and to a future where they will thrive,” he said.
“Your support could make the difference in the life of a young Tasmanian who’s at risk of being left behind.”
To support JCP Youth visit their website: Community – JCP Youth