The Yellow Ribbon Program aims to teach young adults to understand their place and worth in the world and begin to let it be known that ‘it's okay to reach out and ask for help.
Last week, from 25 to 29 July, the College’s Yellow Ribbon Ambassadors spread awareness through an empathy workshop to Year 9 students, teaching the fundamentals of what the program aims to achieve and what it can do. Activities such as writing out and talking about support systems and naming and describing simple and complex emotions were discussed among the Homerooms.
Alongside the empathy workshop, all ambassadors were required to bake and sell their baked goods as a fundraiser for Kids Helpline. Each lunchtime during the week, cupcakes and other goods were sold and a total of $362.92 was raised. All donations and purchases were greatly appreciated.
The Yellow Ribbon Program has been running at our College for 20 years. The College hopes for many more students to become Yellow Ribbon Ambassadors in the years to come.