True Blue Dreaming

Date

From: Wednesday April 15, 2020, 7:00 am

To: Wednesday April 15, 2020, 8:30 am

True Blue Dreaming was founded by 2001 Young Australian of the Year Dr James Fitzpatrick following a six month tour of 50 regional and remote communities where he identified a need for mentoring relationships to help support our young Australians.

The official launch of the True Blue Dreaming Youth Mentoring Project took place at Wyalkatchem District High School on the 27 June 2004. More than 200 people including parents, young people, service providers, local government members and teachers from Wylie, Koorda and Trayning attended the day’s activities. The launch of this exciting pilot project occurred after countless hours of work by the Local Co-ordinating Group, Wyalkatchem District High School, Shire of Wyalkatchem, Program Advisory Group, and several key individuals.

Since the launch in 2004, True Blue Dreaming has gone from strength to strength. In 2013, one of our mentors at the time, Akram Azimi, was recognised for his work with young people and became 2013 Young Australian of the Year. In the same year, Professor Fiona Stanley came onboard as our official Patron.

Although Wyalkatchem remains our flagship program, since 2004 True Blue Dreaming has grown and expanded significantly. We now provide youth mentoring and support services in eight locations across rural and regional WA, stretching from Bruce Rock in the Wheat Belt to as far north as Halls Creek in the Kimberley, and many destinations in between.

Venue

Matilda Bay Restaurant

Australia Drive , Nedlands WA 6009


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