The impact flows like a steady and nurturing river
It’s there to nourish the lives of the school kids within the program, who over time are supported and encouraged to find their own individual spark that can light a wonderful path. The undercurrent of 12 Buckets is the team, mentors and volunteers who help guide our young people on their journey.
It isn’t just the kids, mentors and volunteers who feel the impact of 12 Buckets, it’s also felt within the schools who participate.
12 Buckets is a shining light for kids in schools
Koondoola Primary School Principal, Ian Ralph, had seen many mentoring and coaching initiatives across his career. But immediately after seeing the work and impact of 12 Buckets, he knew it was something special. He saw the impact of 12 Buckets first hand.
“I realised quickly that 12 Buckets is such an important program for the kids in primary schools, particularly for our kids here at Koondoola. We’ve got kids that are really facing some early challenges and adversity in their lives,” he said.
But without the support of the community around us, 12 Buckets would not be able to have the impact in the lives of students that we currently have.
“The mentors who invest their time to be with students, they’ll never forget the generosity, they will never forget you, and that’s a powerful thing to remember.”
Our 2020 impact in numbers
Primary schools in the Perth region benefiting from the 12 Buckets program
Mentors made a difference in the life of kids in 2020
Volunteers provided us with in-kind admin support and program development
Students placed in our tailored mentoring programs
Individuals, businesses and corporates made donations to support our students
Hours of time volunteered by our community to help the program
Enabling young people to grow into respected and valued members of the community
Our guiding principles and network of generous volunteers and mentors enable us to lift up the young people within our schools and give them the support they need to contribute positively in our society.
Without this support, our impact would not be possible.