About Investing in Our Youth

Investing In Our Youth is a not for profit, community based organisation, that promotes the healthy development of children and young people in the South West Region.

Vision

The vision of Investing In Our Youth is to create a healthy and safe community environment where all young people are valued and supported to reach their full potential.

Mission

Investing In Our Youth achieves the above vision by working with other community service organisations, the business sector, government and the wider community to generate ideas and facilitate projects, services and community plans that will foster the development of children and young people in the South West Region.

Strategic Priorities

  • Create opportunities for children, young people and their families to participate fully in our community
  • Advocate for and represent the interests of children and young people in the South West Region
  • Address priorities identified by key stakeholders (with a focus on early intervention)
  • Plan for sustainability of the organisation

Governance

Investing In Our Youth could not operate without the time, energy and commitment of volunteer Board members. Members of the Investing In Our Youth board represent a range of disciplines and have a shared interest in collaborating to promote the healthy development of children and young people in the South West region. The conditions under which the organisation operates are detailed in the Investing in Our Youth Constitution.

The Board

Ian Telfer

Ian Telfer

Chair

CEO at WA Plantation Resources (WAPRES)

Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings

Treasurer

Ba Bus (Accounting and Public Practice)

Nicolle Warren

Nicolle Warren

Board Member

St John Ambulance WA Regional Manager South-West

Alan Kidd

Alan Kidd

Board Member

Principal Kingston Primary School

Lisa Glover

Lisa Glover

Board Member

South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service

June Foulds

June Foulds

Board Member

Community Consultant

Beth Ferguson

Beth Ferguson

Board Member

Managing Director - Main Event Media

Marie

Marie O’Donoghue

Board Member

Nurse Manager - Community Health

Karen Collins

Karen Collins

Board Member

SW Development Officer, Playgroup WA