Ride For Youth

A Youth Focus event for the prevention of youth suicide and depression

Support Crew Expression of Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth as a member of the Support Crew.

Your participation in the Ride will not only provide you with an unbelievable personal experience but will most importantly raise awareness of an important cause.

Established in 1994, Youth Focus is a Western Australian not for profit organisation that provides free yet professional services to young people aged 12-25 years old who are showing signs associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Youth Focus operates within the Perth metropolitan area and from regional areas including Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury, Albany and Geraldton. The opening of these regional offices was made possible partly by monies raised by the riders of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth.

The 2017 Hawaiian Ride for Youth riders and support crew will travel to Albany on Monday 20 March 2017. The Ride will depart Albany on Tuesday 21 March and travel approximately 700km through the South West, finishing in Perth on Saturday 25 March 2017. Along the way our Riders will visit 19 high schools and engage with about 3,000 students.

The prime objectives of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth are:

  • to raise awareness of the services provided by Youth Focus;
  • to raise awareness of the problem of youth suicide, depression and self-harm; and
  • to raise funds for Youth Focus so that they can maintain their free services.

The Support Crew are an integral part of the Ride and are responsible for getting the riders safely from point to point, providing food and water during rest stops and attending to breakdowns and mechanical problems. Training will be provided should it be required for some specific roles. This is a long week of hard work, and it is incredibly rewarding and satisfying to be part of a special event that provides such positive and lasting outcomes in the community.

To progress please complete the online Expression of Interest form which will be submitted to the Ride Committee. Expressions of Interest close Friday 22 July and the participant selection process will be finalised by Monday 1 August 2017.

We look forward to working with you and enjoying the unbelievable camaraderie which continues to grow with each year’s Ride.

Kind regards

Fiona Kalaf
CEO – Youth Focus

Bruce Fielding
Chairman – Hawaiian Ride for Youth

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