Hawaiian Ride for Youth

Hawaiian Ride for Youth

On Wednesday 21st March we were visited by Hawaiian Ride for Youth riders travelling from Albany to Perth. One of the four legs that they travel.  They spoke to our secondary students on the importance of talking to someone at all times, and where help is available if it is needed.

 

The Hawaiian Ride for Youth is held annually in March across four and a half days with riders covering over 700kms on their way from Albany or Geraldton to Perth to raise funds and awareness for Youth Focus. While cycling through towns in WA’s South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Mid West, the riders visit high schools to engage with students on issues of youth suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm.

 

The purpose of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth is:

  • To remove the stigma surrounding youth mental health
  • To raise essential funds to enable Youth Focus to build a more resilient community
  • To have fun.

 

Although the Ride provides opportunity for personal growth and achievement, particularly for participants who do not come from a cycling background, the main objective of the Ride will always remain a charitable one.