Souths Cares has been selected by the NSW Government to deliver a brand new initiative called the 'Deadly Youth Mentoring Program'.
The program will provide intensive mentoring for Aboriginal youth from South Eastern Sydney who is considered at-risk of entering the Juvenile Justice system.
Souths Cares staff will provide holistic mentoring for up to 30 young people, with a specific focus on education, building leadership and supporting positive social activities.
The NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman visited Rabbitohs Head Quarters in Redfern to launch the program along with South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis and Chief Executive Officer Blake Solly.
Mr Speakman explained the Rabbitohs popularity within the South Sydney region was a key reason why the 'Deadly Youth Mentoring Program' received substantial funding under the NSW Government's Community Safety Fund.
"Many youngsters in South Sydney's heartland are huge fans of the Rabbitohs," said Mr Speakman.
"The prospect of attending NRL games and meeting their idols will be a great incentive for them to get their lives back on track."
Rabbitohs CEO Blake Solly was enthusiastic about launching the new program and the positive impact for the South Sydney community.
"To have the Deadly Youth Mentoring Program funded is fantastic news for Souths Cares and our community," Mr Solly said.
"It is reflective of the strong outcomes which Souths Cares is already achieving within other community programs for Aboriginal employment, education and health'.
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