PARRAMATTA / DEE WHY.
BUMP is a powerful mentoring program for at-risk young mums run by Raise Foundation, empowering them socially and emotionally to re-engage in life, education and employment.
Working with vulnerable young pregnant and parenting girls from the Parramatta & Dee Why areas, BUMP offers weekly mentoring by a local volunteer mum. Each participant chooses to develop a plan to return to education, or employment.
BUMP has already reached over 500 girls and recently found half of the participants (52%) have direct experience with domestic violence. With the support of a dedicated counsellor, the group program facilitates each young mum to advance their resilience and confidence in parenting abilities.
FUNDING TARGET $22,000
- $1000 will enable training of 12 volunteers
- $325 provides an experienced counsellor for the weekly session
- $24 provides one hour of mentoring for an at-risk young mum