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Treasurer Roars His Support For Whitelion

01 May 2017

Treasurer Tim Pallas is proud to nominate Whitelion as his 2017-18 Budget charity.

Whitelion supports at-risk youth to engage with their communities by offering mentoring and outreach services, and connecting them to education, training and employment opportunities.

The organisation has supported thousands of young Victorians to reach their full potential for almost 20 years. Each year it also trains more than 300 volunteers to be mentors and support its mobile outreach services.

Whitelion also delivers prevention programs in schools, offering guidance to teachers to identify at-risk youth and teaching students the importance of inclusion and equality.

Mr Pallas has a long-standing relationship with Whitelion, having served as an ambassador to the charity for more than two years.

Mr Pallas today made a personal donation to the organisation and is encouraging his colleagues and Victorian business leaders to open their wallets for the worthy cause.

The Treasurer has nominated a charity for every budget delivered by the Andrews Government.

To make a donation to Whitelion, go to Link

To learn more about Whitelion go to whitelion.asn.auExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“I am proud to nominate Whitelion as the Victorian Budget 2017/18 charity, to help it continue the tremendous work it does in helping young Victorians reach their full potential.”

“I have seen first-hand the difference Whitelion can make in the lives of some our most vulnerable youth, and look forward to continuing to be a part of the wonderful work they do.”

Quotes attributable to Whitelion co-founder and CEO Mark Watt

“With the support of Whitelion, young people are given opportunities in life that may have seemed out of reach.”

“By working together as a community, we can support vulnerable young people to secure a better future.”

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