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2023 Impact Report

March 4, 2024

Brave Foundation is proud to present our 2023 Impact Report. It has been a year of growth for Brave and this report will hopefully give a sense of the scale…

Call for funding

February 29, 2024

Brave Foundation is calling on the Australian Government to continue funding its flagship mentor program to ensure young parents and their children around the country receive the support they need…

Brave Foundation on ABC News Tasmania

February 11, 2024

Teenage dads can face the challenges of stigma and isolation, in addition to also managing their own physical and psychological changes. Brave participant Anton shared his experiences as a young…

Brave Foundation on Channel 9 News Melbourne

February 4, 2024

With a growing number of births to teen parents, there are fears government funding to a leading support agency is set to be cut. Brave Foundation mentors young mums and…

Funding Secured to Support Young Dads

December 15, 2023

Brave Foundation has successfully secured philanthropic funding to research, design and pilot a dedicated program for young fathers. The three philanthropic grants will allow Brave to build on the existing…

Teen birth rates show more resources are needed

December 1, 2023

After a decade of declining teen birth rates, the numbers have plateaued nationally in 2022 with increases reported in a number of areas. Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that…

Awarded for Outstanding Work with Regional Young P...

October 30, 2023

The work of Brave Foundation and the mentor team in regional and rural New South Wales has been recognised at the NSW Youth Work Awards, held in Sydney on Thursday…

Brave Foundation Welcomes the Move to Abolish Pare...

May 29, 2023

Brave Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s move to abolish ParentsNext and establish a more flexible program to support vulnerable parents. While the announcement is promising, there is opportunity for continued…

Brave Foundation Announces the Appointment of Thre...

May 5, 2023

Brave Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Brave Foundation Board. Dr Niki Vincent, Dr Rachel Howard and James Crosby join the existing six…

Brave Foundation Expands Measurement and Evaluatio...

April 17, 2023

Brave Foundation welcomes the appointment of Dr Kelsey Deane as Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Advisor. The appointment is reflective of Brave’s commitment to continuous improvement and desire to genuinely understand…

Voice to Parliament Position Statement

March 29, 2023

Brave Foundation supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and The Voice to Parliament. Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution is long overdue. As a…

Sharnya Joins the Australian Youth Advisory Group

March 24, 2023

Young mum and Brave participant, Sharnya has been selected as a member of the Australian Government’s Youth Advisory Group. Before her first meeting in Canberra, Sharnya sat down with her…

Young Parents Considered in Workforce Australia Em...

March 2, 2023

Brave Foundation is encouraged that young parents’ voices were heard and considered in the Workforce Australia Committee’s interim report. “I am glad that young parents, particularly teens, have been specifically…

Young Parents Receive the Gift of Sleep

February 1, 2023

In an Australian first, young parents will have access to highly sought after sleep support for their babies, as part of a new partnership between the Brave Foundation and Baby…

Media Response to National Population Statement

January 5, 2023

Teen pregnancy and parenting in Australia has declined in line with the national fertility rate during the early stages of the pandemic. Yet birth rates to young parents (aged 19…

2022 Impact Report

December 20, 2022

Brave Foundation is proud to present our 2022 Impact Report. Our 2022 Impact Report will hopefully give a sense of what we have focused on over this last year. It’s…

Leading With Lived Experience

October 4, 2022

Brave Foundation has announced the appointment of its new senior leadership team. This marks a significant milestone as Brave embarks on a journey of growth. CEO Jill Roche welcomed the…

Brave Foundation Launches New Systemic Advocacy In...

May 31, 2022

Brave Foundation today launches its new systemic advocacy initiative, the Social Economic Empowerment Division (SEED), to re-envision how we tackle disadvantage and poverty in young people and families. Social and…

Brave Foundation to Expand to Include New Systemic...

January 31, 2022

After successfully securing additional program funding to enable the continuation of their ‘Supporting Parenting and Expecting Teens’ (SEPT) program, national not-for-profit Brave Foundation is set to expand their organisational operations,…

Brave Foundation Secures $6 Million Grant to Expan...

May 22, 2021

National not-for-profit organisation Brave Foundation is set to receive $6 million to deliver their expanded SEPT program across Australia, under the federal Office for Women’s ‘Women’s Leadership and Development Program’. …

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