Melbourne Academy Classroom Launch in Braybrook

Robyn Hodge, Trusts and Foundations Coordinator of the Melbourne City Mission, brings us up to date on this wonderful project.

Melbourne City Mission and students of the Melbourne Academy were delighted to welcome Minister for Education, Martin Dixon, to officially launch the new Melbourne Academy classroom in Braybrook on 22 May 2013.

foundation Minister for Education, Martin Dixon, with students from the Melbourne Academy at the Braybrook classroom launch.

Melbourne Academy is a new Melbourne City Mission initiative which provides support to young people who are disengaged from education. For a young person experiencing disadvantage, education is crucial to help them to improve their life options and build confidence to deal with other issues in their life. Through the Melbourne Academy, students aged 15 to 25 who have been disengaged from education are reconnected to learning and are able to develop pathways to further education, training and employment.

The flexible and supported learning provided by Melbourne Academy is delivered from three different classrooms: King Street in the CBD, North Fitzroy and the new site in Braybrook. The Readings Foundation is a major supporter of this new initiative, providing a grant of $20,000 to help establish the Braybrook classroom.

Read more about The Readings Foundation here.