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Media Release

Byron Youth Service receives grant of $48,100 for school children

1 September 2016

Thanks to St.George Foundation, Byron Bay based community organisation Byron Youth Service has received a grant of $48,100 to fund their Keeping Youth in Study (KYS) program to help students who are at risk of disengagement with education and schooling.

Byron Youth Service coordinates the KYS program with the support of the Byron Community Campus to help high school students in the area.

Teeya Blatt, Manager of Byron Youth Service, said of the grant, “With the funding received from St.George Foundation, we are able to hire dedicated, professional Youth Workers within our community with the objective of improving overall wellbeing and increasing their learning outcomes, whilst involving parents in their children’s education.”

Vanessa Barry, Head of St.George Foundation said, “We are delighted to support Byron Youth Service in their important work in helping at-risk school students to participate in schooling and their communities.”

“Byron Youth Service is one of 12 community organisations who received a share of over $400,000 in funding in our latest community grant round. We look forward to announcing more grants to local organisations committed to transforming the lives of disadvantaged children,” added Vanessa.