In recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the community, we’re very excited to announce that our Founder and CEO Vicki Condon AM has been shortlisted in this year’s Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 awards. Her nomination came from the community for her significant work in delivering best practice mentoring programs in schools across Australia.
The Impact 25 awards are a platform for the social community to celebrate and acknowledge the extraordinary people who take action for the needs of their communities and are positive influences on the lives of those around them (often without recognition or thanks).
Vicki’s positivity, drive and passion for making a difference to the lives of young Australians has allowed Raise Foundation’s early intervention mentoring programs to provide a trained mentor for more than 5,400 young Australians and have trained more than 4,000 volunteers from the community to be youth mentors. Through neutral positive role models as mentors, Raise’s evidence-based programs build resilience, combat bullying, develop help-seeking skills and increase hope for the future, including finishing school and finding employment. In 2019 she was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for her significant service of youth through the Raise Foundation.
We’d like to ask every single person in our Raise village to take a moment to acknowledge the difference a mentor makes, by voting for Vicki at https://www.pbaimpact.com/. The awards are based on popular vote, so don’t forget to share this exciting news with others in your network before voting closes on 13 February.