Why You Fundraise
Established in 2004 by Doug Henderson and his wife Anna, The Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) supports young Aussies by inspiring them to do extraordinary things. The KYF is an Australian charity that runs a variety of youth programs. These programs encourage youth in our local communities to undergo life changing experiences, allowing them to reach their full potential as young adults.
Programs are focused on getting young Australians to engage with the Kokoda values of Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice.
Every dollar raised and donated to the Kokoda Youth Foundation goes towards the development and running of these programs. It is your participation and the support of our donors that allow us to continue to change the lives of young Australians.
So thank you!
HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?
Fundraising can be super easy and super fun! It can be as simple as sharing your fundraising goal to your social media or holding a sausage sizzle… but why end there! The opportunities are endless when it comes to fundraising. Click below to get some ideas and inspiration.
FUNDRAISING CUT OFF DATES
All fundraising amounts are due 3 weeks PRIOR to events.
BRISBANE FUNDRAISING DUE MAY 16
GOLD COAST FUNDRAISING DUE JUNE 26
If fundraising targets are not met, your team will not be able to participate.
BRUCE STEEL KINGSBURY VC SCHOOL FUNDRAISING CUP
Named after Kokoda Veteran Bruce Steel Kingsbury of the 2/14th Battalion who was awarded the Victoria Cross which is the Commonwealth’s highest decoration for bravery.
This cup along with medallions, certificates and a merchandise kit, will be awarded to the team that raises the largest fundraising amount across all events. This is the ULTIMATE title as it reflects the hard work and effort put in by kids, schools and their local communities.
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PROGRAMS YOU SUPPORT
Kokoda Challenge Youth
The Kokoda Challenge Youth Program takes kids from all walks of life and helps them thrive as young adults. The 14-month program provides life skills to 15-17-year old’s who are otherwise known as our “Kokoda Kids”. The Kokoda Kids come from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed, Logan, and Melbourne.
Kokoda Pathways Program (KPP) equips senior students with the confidence and mindset to tackle life post-school. The program provides young adults with developing skills for the workforce and potential job opportunities.
On The Right
The On The Right Track program is run through a selected high school, targeting disengaged youth in grades 9 and 10. The 6-month program provides teens with a safe space to explore their feelings whilst challenging them to push personal limits.