A Taste of Paradise Organic Farm
Cause Area: Children and Young People
Mission StatementWe empower disadvantaged and/or at-risk youth in our community to make positive life choices maximize their potential, learn life skills, take responsibility for their actions and develop resilience.
DescriptionA Taste of Paradise Mentoring Program envisions a community where every young person experiences nurturing relationships and community support, allowing the young person to develop to their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.The young people learn to take responsibility for their actions and experience the rewards of effort while developing greater resilience.Many of the young people who come are disillusioned with life. They harbour resentment about their circumstances and justifiably so, as they have been let down by those who are meant to help them. We use animals and the natural environment to create opportunities for learning, in an outdoor setting, to give them hope for a better future.$50 - feed our free-range chickens for a week$100 - subsidise mentoring a young person for two sessions$250 - provide an Assisted Animal Therapy programme for a young person$5,000 - pays a mentors salary for 3 months