Since 1983 BBM Youth Support has made a significant impact in the lives of countless young Australians through two activities targeting youth education.
Firstly and foremost we provide international travel scholarships through the unique BBM Youth Support Awards program to enable talented, passionate and focussed young people under the age of 24 to further their studies and experience in the UK. Our alumni return with new skills, contacts and experiences which they pass on to the wider community. Read more.
“The quality and detail of work in my placement overseas was far beyond what I had experienced in Australia and it became my benchmark. It also gave me the confidence to start my own business.”
Ben Madden Technical Skills Cabinetmaking 1997
Read Ben’s story from apprentice to multiple award winner, employer and mentor.
Secondly we provide financial support to specialist organisations who educate children from disadvantaged backgrounds or who are living with a disability. By enhancing individual lives through education we are assisting break generational cycles of disadvantage.
BBM Youth Support is an independent Not For Profit organisation.
By assisting one person BBM Youth Support Awards impact on many.
For over 30 years BBM Youth Support has seen how enabling talented, passionate and focussed young people under the age of 24 to study overseas has helped them excel in their field.
“Such an intense period of learning has since brought forth many breakthroughs in my musical development, and opened doors to future opportunities.”
Lillian So Music 2013
BBM Youth Support Awards provide $8,000 travel scholarships to the UK for them to realise a personalised development plan. This educational gift offers life changing outcomes.
Awardees develop specialist skills that they may not be exposed to in Australia, they meet international experts in their field and form extensive networks and relationships. What’s more, this opportunity allows talented youngsters to compete or train on a world class stage.
The skills, knowledge, networks and experiences are brought back to Australia and shared throughout the community.
Since 1983 the unique BBM Youth Support Awards model has provided over 960 potentially life changing opportunities. Our extensive alumni, which reaches across the arts, sports and trades, inspires and mentors young people from all walks of life every day.
In addition to the unique BBM Youth Support Awards, we provide scholarships to disadvantaged youth through established education providers.
More than one thousand young students from disadvantaged and indigenous backgrounds have benefitted from the financial scholarships and funding BBM Youth Support has made through the TAFE system, TOCAL Agricultural College and the IPROWD indigenous policing initiative.
BBM Youth Support also has a three decade long history of supporting education providers who teach children from disadvantaged backgrounds or who have a disability. We partner with organisations such as The Girls & Boys Brigade and Stepping Stone House which are helping break generational cycles of illiteracy and unemployment through education.
We also partner with organisations such as Giant Steps and The Shepherd Centre which provide life skills to young people with disabilities through education. Read more.