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About Us

Who we are?

RADFLY is a Gold Coast not-for-profit run by passionate volunteers dedicated to the well-being of vulnerable young people.  To increase our effectiveness we work with YHES House and Ohana for Youth.

OUR WONDERFUL COMMITTEE

President: Mara Bennett • Treasurer: Amanda Johnson • Secretary: Naomi Middlebrook

Committee Members:

Yolie Entsch, Camille Galvin, Kirsten Geraghty, Martin Hefer,  Sharon O’Neill, Gail Rowland, Liz Sharpe, Anna Tooma,

Our Charities

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Yhes House

YHES House’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of ‘at risk’ Gold Coast young people within a client centred, holistic, harm minimisation and education framework. It aims to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgmental space where young people’s rights are respected.

 

YHES House recently moved to a new purpose built building in Scarborough St, Southport, where it provides a range of health and well-being education sessions for young people in areas including Sexual Health, Safe Partying, Drug Use and Self Esteem. YHES House also runs a program where young parents can learn about birthing and parenting.

 

The money distributed to YHES House have been used to provide certified first aid classes for young parents and mats for antenatal classes.

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Ohana For Youth

Ohana for Youth provides no-cost, alternative learning centres for 15-17 year olds who have left school early. It offers courses which provide mentoring, preparation for employment, and skill and confidence building in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere. Ohana for Youth works to re-engage youth who have not been successful in mainstream education.

 

Programs assist young people to pursue further education or seek suitable employment. Participants are offered instruction in personal development, budgeting and grooming and are provided help with work experience, accredited training and first aid certification.

 

Ohana For Youth shares it’s Varsity Lakes campus with it’s sister organization, Arcadia College. Please visit their website to see some of the great work they are doing.

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Chris Nyst

OUR PATRON

“No community has a more valuable asset, or better cause, than its youth. For more than three decades in my role as a criminal defence advocate I have had first-hand exposure to the tragedy of young lives that have lost a sense of meaning and direction. The experience has convinced me of the profound importance of ensuring the promise of opportunity to all young people, and the means to realise that opportunity. It is for that reason I feel deeply honoured to be named as a patron of RADFLY, a charity that will direct community support to the vital goal of restoring optimism and hope to the lives of young Gold Coasters.”

Love & Charity

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Our Community

RADFLY IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATION DEVELOPED BY GOLD COAST VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING POVERTY AND IMPROVING THE LIVES OF UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE GOLD COAST BY SUPPORTING EXISTING YOUTH ORGANISATIONS.

To increase our effectiveness the two local youth organisations we have chosen to support are: Ohana for Youth (encompassing Arcadia College, Varsity Lakes) and YHES House.

We are proud to have Chris Nyst as the patron of RADFLY.

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Our Events

WE ORGANISE EVENTS TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS OF OUR LOCAL YOUTH ISSUES

RADFLY was launched late 2010 at a movie event at the The Arts Centre Gold Coast. The response was very encouraging and inspired the group to expand its horizons and plan a number of exciting projects for the coming year. These include an annual Art Show and Movie Nights.

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Fundraising Achievements

RADFLY IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ASSOCIATION

To date RADFLY has raised over $150,000. The money is distributed to YHES House and Ohana for Youth to continue their vital work. It is used to provide certified first aid classes for young parents and mats for antenatal classes. Ohana For Youth has used funds to pilot a three-day camp for early school leavers and to assist the newly established Arcadia College at Varsity Lakes, the Gold Coast’s newest independent school.

Would you like to be involved?