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We believe in giving back and supporting our communities. Schoolies Supports is our commitment to getting behind causes and organisations that we know are valuable and important to young people. Together with our partner organisations, we strive to create a positive impact by supporting key initiatives that are making a difference.

Schoolies Supports Initiatives for 2020

Red Frogs

Over 1500 Red Frog volunteers provide direct relief, safety and support to young people during Schoolies/Leavers Week across 16 locations.

Since 1997, Red Frogs have been an integral part of making schoolies week run smoothly and in making sure schoolies week is enjoyable for every school leaver who attends. During the event, the Red Frogs assist schoolies in lots of different ways, offering pancake cook-ups, room visits and games, emotional support, walk homes and of course an unlimited supply of delicious Red Frogs. With over 1500 Red Frogs on the ground during schoolies, school leavers always have someone to turn to if they need help, the Red Frogs provide an important positive peer presence to school leavers. Red Frogs offer a 24/7 service during schoolies, they are there to make sure schoolies get through the week safely whilst having a great time.

Red Frogs also execute high school education programs, each year speaking to more than 69,000 high school students nationally. The purpose of these programs is to equip students with the information they need to face the choices and challenges when they leave school and beyond. Schoolies.com help fund the Red Frogs high school education programs and event support, recognising the highly relevant and helpful information and assistance the Red Frogs programs offer school leavers.

Visit the Red Frogs Website

Set Free Care

Set free Care is a charity in Southport Queensland dedicated to helping people in need. Set Free Care was first established in 1996 and have been supporting the Gold Coast's needy ever since.

Set Free Care was established to provide services to people experiencing hardship, crisis, domestic violence, poverty, homelessness, mental health issues and loneliness. They provide a drop-in centre, free meals, bulk food and clothing support, and give people an opportunity to share whatever issues they may be facing. They provide an opportunity shop Monday to Friday, and two free meal services during the week in a restaurant type-setting. Set Free Care were inspired to start a Youth program as they continually heard from our patrons that they have had issues since they were teenagers, and so now operates "Set Free Youth' at the Set Free Care Community Hub. This initiative offers additional services to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and aims to  empower young people that the decisions that they make today, can have a huge bearing on their future

Schoolies.com help fund the Set Free Youth program, providing such items as gym equipment and sporting equipment, entertainment gear such as a sound desk and musical instruments, a high definition projector and game consoles for free time and much more. Schoolies.com will also be funding the ongoing operation of the Set Free Youth project.

Visit the Set Free Care Website

Livin

LIVIN was founded on the Gold Coast and is all about living your life at the top and breaking the stigma around mental health.

Livin's mission is based around their motto “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”. Encouraging connection, support and encouraging talking to one another to talk about their feelings and challenges. Through the development of cutting edge education programs, apparel and community awareness initiatives, LIVIN is launching a generational change. 1 in 5 people experience mental illness each year and many stay silent due to the stigma and lack of understanding. Livin is changing this. Through their 'Livin Well' school program, they have reached over 70,500 young people, spreading the message of It Ain't Week to Speak and breaking the stigma around seeking help for mental health. Livin encourages young people to be open, engage in conversation and be vulnerable and seek to create a movement with a brand that makes mental health relatable. and that people can build an enduring relationship with.

Schoolies.com supports and spreads the Livin message, direct to our schoolies with important and practical information about maintaining their mental health around exams, schoolies and throughout their final years of school.

Visit the Livin Website

Sustainability in Fiji

Schoolies.com is proud to partner with Treasure Island Resort for our Fiji trips, who are Sustainable Tourism Champions.

Our Fiji destination recognizes the importance of striving to become the most community and environmentally friendly resort they can be through sound environmental practices and responsible tourism techniques. They place a premium on protecting the beautiful environment and have committed to minimizing our impact upon it. Through their company-wide Environment and Sustainability policy, everyday activities are conducted under the guide of ensuring that any potential negative impact on the natural and cultural resources are minimized. The Sustainability Monitoring Program aims to facilitate effective monitoring of the efforts being put in to support national, regional and global initiatives in marine and ocean conservation, reduction in energy and water consumption, waste management, community livelihoods and employment. Through developing procedures and indicators to measure progress and facilitate proper documentation, efforts can then be quantified and communicated.

As the #1 provider of schoolies trips, Schoolies.com understands that sustainable tourism matters and continue to support Treasure Island as a leader in the facilitation of sustainable tourism outcomes.