StreetWork’s Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Local Advisory Council held their annual community Push Kart event together with International Men’s Day. StreetWork’s Local Advisory Council (LAC) Chairperson, Youth Worker and local advocate, Lucy Dahill organized the event with the objective to raise awareness of men’s physical and mental health and the positive effects of teamwork. The day was filled with laughter, a BBQ and competitive streaks from some participants even though the course was designed for family fun! Participants ranged from 4 to 74 yet the smiles were the same - ear to ear!
The BBQ was a welcome recharge station and all volunteers on the day had valuable conversations with local residents. Thank you to all volunteers on the day - we couldn’t have done it without you. “Our mission is ambitious but simple” says Youth Worker, Lucy Dahill. “By 2020, StreetWork’s Ku-ring-gai LAC wants every vulnerable young person in our community to be supported when struggling with family conflict, drugs and alcohol problems and mental health issues.”
All funds raised on the day went to raising funds to hire another vital Youth Worker for our community’s youth. You can donate by visiting StreetWork’s website and contributing to hiring a vital Youth Worker. Youth Services personnel offer more comprehensive positive role modelling, mentoring, justice advocacy and practical support to ‘at risk’ young people living in the Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai area.
This need has been determined through extensive data analysis and in conjunction with StreetWork’s extensive service network which includes NSW Police, Juvenile Justice, Department of Education & Training, Family and Community Services, TAFE NSW, local councils, schools, other youth-support organisations and by engaging with young people who we meet through our Outreach activities.
If you would like to be involved in the 2018 event which will include corporate and community races as well as a community fun course, please get in touch and we will keep you informed as planning progresses.