Welcome to True Blue Dreaming (TBD)
True Blue Dreaming is committed to supporting and strengthening young lives in rural and remote communities. We are a youth and community development mentoring program engaging young people aged 12-18 in rural and remote Australia. Our programs have been successfully delivered in the Wheatbelt and Kimberley regions of Western Australia since 2004.
TBD to visit the Pilbara
TBD will be visiting Port Hedland, Newman and the remote community of Yandeyarra at the end of this month. Lynn Webber and Belinda Gibson from St Catherine’s College, together with mentors Danielle(Wella) Thurlow and Gerrard Hicks will be meeting with the schools to discuss introducing mentoring programs later this year.
Governor of Western Australia travels to Bruce Rock to hear about TBD
Bruce Rock DHS hosted the Governor, Her Excellency, The Honorable Kerry Sanderson (State Patron for TBD) on March 17 2015, who visited the school to learn about the TBD mentoring program in a school setting.
Her Excellency had the opportunity to learn more about the program from all the secondary students, some of the mentors, board members, parents and shire representatives. As an extension to the True Blue Dreaming mentoring program the secondary students mentor the Year 1/2 students – as seen in photo to right with the Governor speaking to a mentor/mentee pair.
See what the students and mentors had to say about the program when they had a chance to talk to the Governor here.
Rottnest Swim for True Blue Dreaming
True Blue Dreaming long time mentor, Jaxon Evans (far left in photo) is swimming to Rottnest with team mates Harlan Mullins, John Newman and Tom Smoker (left to right) to raise money for True Blue Dreaming.
The group will tackle the 20km swim from Cottesloe to Rottnest Island as a group this month with the hope of raising $5000 for True Blue Dreaming.
Jaxon has been involved as a mentor in the Wyalkatchem and Looma program for over three years and was a Coordinator last year. When asked why he was doing it, Jaxon responded “TBD is a great cause and we are stoked to be able to contribute.”
If you would like to help the team reach their $5000 goal, please follow this link: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/87904/rottnestswim2015
Her Excellencey The Honorable Kerry Sanderson AO. “Having witnessed first-hand the positive impact True Blue Dreaming has had on rural and remote communities, I am proud to be associated with True Blue Dreaming as the organisation’s State Patron. While many people are aware of the challenges faced by our youth in these locations, True Blue Dreaming is one of the leading organisations creating opportunity for these young Australians to identify and pursue their dreams.”
Professor Fiona Stanley AC. “For young people who live in rural and remote areas of Australia life can be very rewarding but also very challenging. Isolation, lack of role models, limited resources and lack of self confidence can limit them from achieving their goals and dreams. The wonderful young volunteers of True Blue Dreaming make a difference – I am proud to be the Patron.”
How you can help.
Our aim is to add 2 new programs each year for the next 5 years. By supporting TBD you will share the credit for our achievements. Click here to visit our Donate & Fundraise section to learn more.