Partnership Spotlight – Youth off the Streets

Father Chris Riley, founder of Youth Off the Streets, said “Youth Off The Streets believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage that many of our kids experience. Our schools work collaboratively to deliver a tailored approach that considers the needs of each student.

Merrylands is home to our Chapel School, Step Up and ASPIRE program. With the support of Merrylands RSL we have been able to help students develop resiliency and skills for life. Our goal is that by the time a student has completed their education, they have a strong sense of belonging to the community and are on a positive path to further education and employment.

All of this would not be possible without the support of our long-term, local supporters who have assisted us every step of the way. Youth Off The Streets would like to thank Merrylands RSL for their long-term commitment to our kids. With this support, we have been able to help local young people realise their potential. Thank you.”