At the Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka we support young people from Refugee and Aboriginal backgrounds who are experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation.
Our programs help empower young people to reach their full potential by teaching sport, art, and leadership skills which allow them to better connect with the Australian community. We provide equal opportunities to help people develop and learn in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Many young people come to Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka with limited social skills, low self-esteem, and some have serious mental health issues like anxiety and depression. We provide on-going support to build trust and self-confidence, and help them develop their problem-solving, teamwork and anger-management skills.
The Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka provides a range of pathways to encourage young people to aim high and achieve their goals. We celebrate one another's successes together!
Why we need your help
This year our government funding has been reduced significantly, and it will be cut by another third in 2017.
We have 14 programs running every week and we have up to 1000 kids registered in our programs. That's why we need your help.
Without a boost to funding we will struggle to provide enough youth and community workers to allow us to keep running all our programs. Our work is very labour intensive and if our young people are to exceed their own expectations we need more staff to mentor them.
Every dollar counts, please help us help young people to reach their full potential.
Here are some external links to our work:
Edmund Rice Eagles Street Basketball Team
Butler Falcons Multicultural Girls AFL Team
Edmund Rice Lions Multicultural AFL Team
Girrawwheen United Women's Football Academy
Banksia United Nyoongar Soccer Team
All Donation over $2 to Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka Inc are tax deductible. Receipt will be sent through email.