Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation

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The Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation was founded in 2001 and became an incorporated  association in 2003. We are a not-for-profit licensee of the National Beacon Foundation  which started the highly successful 'No Dole' program in Tasmania in 1995. The Beacon  Foundation is nationally recognised for its work with young people and last year (2010) the  national organisation turned 21 years old.


Echuca Moama was the first mainland Beacon site. The Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation bases its activities on the firm belief that a whole community must be embraced to assist young people, to help build a bright future for them. It runs the Real Futures program (based on the No Dole program) for all Year Ten students in the Echuca Moama area. Real Futures is a careers program encompassing community members to ensure that each Year Ten student makes a positive and informed decision regarding education, training and employment beyond Year Ten.

Echuca Moama Beacon harnesses the expertise and commitment of local business people and engages them and general community members in events which bolster and complement classroom learning. Our events are discussed later in this prospectus.

The fundamental goal of the program is that ALL Year Ten students in the area proceed confidently and happily to further education, training or employment at the completion of Year Ten.

Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation is proud in the knowledge that in its ten years of operation 99% of our local students have met this goal. This represents around 3000 students that have been exposed to the program, and have moved onto positive life choices.

We look forward to the future with confidence!

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