Working with government, corporates, local services, other community organisations and youth support workers, Kids Off The Kerb projects are individually tailored and flexible to fit the needs of each young person. Kids Off The Kerb is especially active in using the platforms of the environment and recycling to create and sustain opportunities for young people.
Is to give every young person the opportunities to reach their potential.
Is to create relationships with local businesses and service providers to deliver a holistic service for young people.
Is to provide opportunities and programs for young people to develop their skills.
Is to engage and collaborate with young people to deliver projects that achieve positive outcomes for all.
Kids Off The Kerb operates out of Thomastown, Victoria, where, through the generosity of a benefactor, we currently have the use of a significant amount of factory, office and training space from which we conduct various social enterprise projects focussed on recycling, training, work experience and employment programs.
Previously, Kids Off The Kerb also ran a well established multi-service youth centre in Footscray for many years supporting youth outreach services, as well as a cafe and community space in Ivanhoe, supporting various social enterprises.
By providing young people with support and seeking to link them into productive activities, mentors and programs, including education, training and employment, Kids Off The Kerb aims to create exciting and worthwhile enterprises so that young people can achieve a sense of worth, purpose and belonging.
Kids Off The Kerb is a public company limited by guarantee and has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient.
Kids Off The Kerb was founded by Nathan Stirling AM who has over 30 years experience in the not-for-profit sector and who serves as the Chairperson of the charity. Other board members are Estela Aiello, George Andreola, Danny Bearzatto, Anthony Cook, Andrew Nankivell, Cecilia Riebl and Troy Rosenlis.