Youth Engagement Partnership a ROARING Success

Published on Monday, 3 July 2023 at 4:50:58 PM

Shire of Mundaring, through its Youth Engagement Partnership Fund (YEPF), is pleased to announce Fast Fit ROAR Inc. was recently awarded $19,098 of funding by the Grants Selection Committee. Than­­ks to the funding boost from the YEPF, local young people will have the opportunity to experience the ROAR program during term three and four this year.

The free program will be hosted at Helena College, Mundaring Christian College, Eastern Hills SHS and Swan View SHS and is designed to help instil the core principles of an athletic mindset in young people. This includes fostering a positive attitude, goal setting, interpersonal skills, self-talk, visualisation, emotional management, concentration and sportsmanship.

Shire President James Martin said he was pleased to see the program gaining momentum through the support of a Shire grant.

“This is the twelfth Youth Engagement Partnership Fund the Shire has awarded since it was introduced in 2018,” he said.

“The Shire is proud to be able to support this initiative that takes a multi-faceted approach to enhancing the self-esteem, resilience and mental wellness of our young people.

“We are pleased more young people in our community will get the chance to thrive through the ROAR Program.”

Further Information about the ROAR Program

Fast Fit Roar Inc. has become an incorporated not for profit organisation to provide opportunities for young people to participate at no cost. Run by elite veteran athlete Kate Kendrick who established her Fast Fit Group Fitness in 2020 after identifying a need to support disconnected young people in the community. With the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the mental health of young people, this program helps young community members to overcome obstacles and to thrive. It shows that exercise is a great pathway to good mental health and better self-esteem. The program also has a strong focus on building social skills and fostering community values.

Ms Kendrick said she wanted to teach young people to use exercise as the pathway to good mental health.

“We also want to teach them to walk through the world with integrity, and knowing their place in the community,” she said.

Information about the Shire’s Youth Engagement Partnership Fund

The Youth Engagement Partnership Fund is an opportunity for community groups to apply for a maximum of $25,000 funding to deliver initiatives that align to the objectives of the Shire’s youth services model. This includes:

  • Funded initiatives which are community driven and actively engage young people
  • Programs where personal and life skills are developed and opportunities for participation are increased
  • Programs that promote resilience and enable young individuals to connect with others while having fun will receive high consideration.

The next funding round for the YEPF will commence on Saturday 1 July 2023 and closes on Tuesday 30 April 2024

Visit Youth Engagement Partnership Fund » Shire of Mundaring for further information.



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