interview // open family australia
I am taking The 21 Challenge to raise money to support homeless and at-risk young people in Australia. There are more than 32,000 young people who sleep on our streets every night and I want to help do something about it. The 21 Challenge supports Open Family Australia, an organisation that has been working with at-risk youth for more than 30 years. As a Criminology and Human Rights Theory double major, I feel very strongly about the issue of youth homelessness. It’s a cyclical and pervasive problem, and these are people in desperate need of support from the wider community. I figured I’d put my skills as a budding academic and music journalist to the test, by writing a blog post for each day of the challenge. Expect anything from social justice, crime and politics, dance music, and anything in between. By sponsoring me you’ll be supporting Open Family Australia’s outreach programs with vulnerable young people, ensuring they have the best chance to get the help they need to get off the streets.
Read my interview with Open Family Australia worker Wayne Nielsen through the link at the top of this post, and check out my fundraising profile here.