TRY Australia (formerly Try Youth and Community Services) is an independent, non-denominational charity focused on giving young people, individuals and families opportunities to reach their potential.
TRY Australia was founded in 1883 with the spirit and ethos of William Mark Forster who believed in the innate ability of the young people who participated in the programs he established and constantly assured young people that if they were prepared to try they would be amazed at what they could accomplish. 'In fact' he told them: 'we should consider ourselves a TRY Society
TRY Australia’s programs include: vocational programs for the long-term unemployed, literacy & numeracy educational programs, employment programs for the disadvantaged sector of the community, supported accommodation for homeless students, 14 outside school hours care and holiday care programs for disabled and disadvantaged primary school-aged children, including programs conducted in rural locations of Victoria, preschool education through our 37 preschools particularly for those whose parents cannot afford preschool education for their children, and a support program designed to assist teenagers who care for their disabled or chronically ill parent or sibling.
Program in Spotlight
Big Brothers Big Sisters Melbourne has a mission to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that try to have a measurable impact on youth.
One of the oldest youth mentoring organisations in Victoria, it has helped countless little ones find a match with adults who seek to be positive and inspirational figures in their life.
Hit play on the video to the right to see what the program is all about. Read more about BBBS Melbourne by clicking here.