Welcome to True Blue Dreaming (TBD)
True Blue Dreaming is committed to supporting and strengthening young lives in rural and remote communities. We are a youth and community development mentoring program engaging young people aged 12-18 in rural and remote Australia. Our programs have been successfully delivered in the Wheatbelt and Kimberley regions of Western Australia since 2004.
Looma June 2014
On Sunday 22 June 6 St George’s College students, 6 Christ Church Grammar School year 11 boys, Kelly Fitszimons (on behalf of TBD), Lucy Myles (CCGS staff member) and myself, left for Looma. After a 2.5 hour flight, big shop in Broome and 3 hour drive out to the community, we settled into the youth centre. It didn’t take long for the kids to realise we were in town and from the very first night they were keen to meet, chat and play games. Read more
Halls Creek June 2014
Thirteen indigenous mentors with True Blue Dreaming who live together at St. Catherine’s residential college and are part of the college’s Dandjoo Darbalung program travelled to Halls Creek. a remote indigenous community in the east Kimberley to mentor and be educational role models to the school students at the local district high school for 3 days. This is one of four mentoring trips made possible by True Blue Dreaming, Lotterywest and St Catherine’s college. Read more
The Governor General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO meets with True Blue Dreaming.
The Governor General met with members and supporters of TBD during her recent visit to Perth. Her Excellency recalled times of growing up in a small country town in Queensland and mentors from her life during her meeting with about 50 True Blue Dreamers. The audience included mentees from the communities of Bruce Rock and Wyalkatchem as well as mentors from both UWA and Notre Dame. Akram Azimi was Master of Ceremonies and introduced some excellent speakers from the mentor and mentee group – Calvin Davis from Wyalkatchem, Lawson Butler from Bruce Rock and Ellie Tapsell from UWA. Past mentee, David Lewis, also spoke of his experiences and the influence this had on his military service especially in Afghanistan.
Professor Fiona Stanley AC Patron of True Blue Dreaming. “For young people who live in rural and remote areas of Australia life can be very rewarding but also very challenging. Isolation, lack of role models, limited resources and lack of self confidence can limit them from achieving their goals and dreams. The wonderful young volunteers of True Blue Dreaming make a difference – I am proud to be the Patron.”
How you can help.
Our aim is to add 2 new programs each year for the next 5 years. By supporting TBD you will share the credit for our achievements.
Diamond donor $150,001 – $300,000
Gold donor $50,001 – $150,000
Silver donor $10,001 – $50,000
Bronze donor $1,000 – $10,000
When you join the 100 Club you automatically become a Bronze donor
My True Blue Experience – Read the David Lewis story here. Adam Hill’s Ride across Australia – click here Visit our Art Gallery to see recent additions from the Bungleman Arts Centre in Looma – click here For all photos from this year’s camps, programs and activities - click here What are TBD Mentors? - click here Step into the TBD Journey – click here