Funding Will Recognize Young People in the City of Kingston

Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP, today announced that Kids Like Us Australia has received a $2,000 grant to participate in National Youth Week celebrations.

The theme of National Youth Week is ‘It Starts With Us’, and will be held from 10 to 19 April.

Kids Like Us Australia will use the funds to support their project ‘Raising Awareness of Twice Exceptional Students’, which is a documentary that will be shared in schools and community settings. The ambition is to highlight the hidden struggles and the unseen potential of all students, no matter their background or upbringing.

It aims to raise awareness within the schoolyard and the community of increasing understanding and promoting social inclusion. In doing so we hope to reduce social isolation, exclusion and bullying that is a result of misunderstanding and ignorance.

The organisation is one of more than 90 councils, community organisations and schools across Victoria that have received funding this year, totalling more than $182,000.

Young people plan, manage and participate in National Youth Week events. Each event encourages participants to express their creativity, meet new people, volunteer and get their messages across.

For more information on National Youth Week 2015 events visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson MP

“Supporting Kids Like Us Australia’s message of inclusion and understanding, is key to reducing the social isolation and bullying that often occurs in our schoolyards.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos

 “National Youth Week celebrates the enormous contribution young people make to our state in so many different and wonderful ways.”

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