BLAST Youth Program Taking off - Joint Media Release with Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion

22/9/2017

$250,000 to Muga Katuku Baptist Church for the BLAST Youth Program

The volunteer run program will lease a community bus, making it easier for more young people to take part.

The investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).

Young people in Western Australia’s Kalgoorlie Boulder community will soon have better access to the successful BLAST Youth Program thanks to a new bus funded under the Coalition Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion and Federal Member for O’Connor Mr Rick Wilson have today announced an investment of $250,000 to support BLAST Youth organisers, the Muga Katuku Baptist Church, lease a community bus to pick up and drop off the young people involved in the program.

“The BLAST Program is doing great work in the Kalgoorlie Boulder community, giving nearly 100 kids a safe space and structured leadership activities after school,” Minister Scullion said. 

The Federal Coalition Government is committed to ensuring that all services supporting Kalgoorlie youth are well coordinated and locally driven.

Local Member Rick Wilson welcomed the three year funding to the Muga Katuku Baptist Church and thanked volunteers for the support they give to young people who taking part in the BLAST Youth program.

 “This is a great example of what a community organisation is able to do, their passion and dedication to the community is giving these young people the support they need whilst reducing anti-social activity,” he said.

“The program is entirely volunteer run, with fantastic local community members donating their time to improve the lives of the children who attend.”

Media contact:

Minister Scullion: Brett Chant -0477 744 614

Mr Wilson:  Andrew Brosnan  - 0488 643 593

BLAST Youth Program Taking off - Joint Media Release with Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion

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