16 May 2016

A renewed partnership for young people.

Posted in Business Partnerships

RSL (Queensland Branch) and SU QLD share a passion to see our youth supported to reach their full potential.

We are happy to announce our continuing partnership for 2016.

The support provided by RSL (Queensland Branch) enables us to strengthen, develop and expand our services to support at-risk youth in Queensland’s state schools.

Funding provided by RSL (Queensland Branch) for the SU QLD At-Risk Programs has impacted countless youth, assisting young people to critically evaluate their experiences in school and in the community, and help them turn their lives around; reintegrate with their families, communities and schools; and set a positive course for the future.

A little about our great supporter

Soldiers returning from the trenches of World War One founded the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) in 1916. The aim was simple – provide a helping hand for their mates. Since then, the RSL has been making sure help is always at hand by providing much-needed support, advice and camaraderie to the men and women of the Australian Defence Force.

Every person who seeks support or assistance from RSL (Queensland Branch) has a different story.

Some are young men or women who have returned from active service in other countries who need a helping hand to reconnect with their families and re-integrate into our fast-paced society.

Some suffer the crippling effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and require both physical and emotional rehabilitation.

Some are veterans of past wars who are ill and trying to navigate the complex pensions and welfare system in order to receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Some are suffering financial hardship and need access to low-cost housing. Some are elderly, lonely, bound to hospital beds and simply craving a conversation with someone who cares.

Founded on the values of recognition, service, loyalty, quality and mateship, RSL (Queensland Branch) is committed to providing welfare and support for the wounded, injured and ill, and promoting the interests of veterans and ADF members to Government and the wider community.

But RSL (Queensland Branch)’s charitable activities extend beyond the military, with an object to provide welfare to the sick, helpless, wounded, vulnerable, aged, destitute and needy.

The ability to provide at-risk youth with opportunities to break negative habits and behavioural cycles through school-based programs operated by SU QLD fits firmly within this commitment.

Thank you to the RSL (Queensland Branch) for their ongoing support!

Simeon Lawson

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