... a little more about Youth
The Club is proud of our involvement in Youth Services. We have recognised that we are a more convivial club when we have an inbound exchange student.
Traditionally we have supported programs that benefit individuals - these are outlined in the Programs for Youth following this preamble.
The Club has also supported local schools through Speech Night Awards and other support programs. Installation of a pathway at John Purchase Public and renovation of schoolyard play equipment at WPH Public are examples.
The Club makes donations to both Cherrybrook Girl Guides and Boy Scouts as a quid pro quo for their assistance with the Garage Sale.
Over recent years the requests for assistance have increasingly come from schools outside of our area. In 2014/15 we have been able to secure two RYPEN candidates and supported a Relay for Life program at Pennant Hills High.
In a disadvantaged area a student, I will call him Johno, excelled at cross-country events. Neither his family, nor the school could afford the monies to fly Johno interstate and allow him to participate in an event involving children from across the nation. Our Club remedied this scenario. In 2014/15 the Club supported Marayong Public, Telopea Public and Marayla Public schools.
For the 2015/16 year the Club has decided to substantially increase our focus on schools outside of our area, with a special attention to schools in disadvantaged areas.
The first of these projects has commenced. A group of members are project planning the installation of a water tank and plumbing at Telopea Public. The school will use this tank to teach the concept of a sustainable water supply to a flourishing vegetable garden planted and maintained by students.
As the year progresses and more projects are revealed they will be reported via this site.