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Raise Foundation on the hunt for mentors for at-risk youth

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Raise Foundation CEO Vicki Condon and ambassador Georgie Gardner have joined Mark Levy in the studio to put out a call for new recruits.

Youth charity Raise Foundation has recorded more than 3500 graduates from nearly 300 school-based programs, undertaking more than 104,000 hours of mentoring.

Ms Condon explained it was the untimely death of a 14-year-old family friend which fueled her decision to leave the world of corporate HR behind.

“I wanted to do something that made a big difference.”

Georgie Gardner has put a famous face and voice to the NSW-based foundation, with the goal of expanding its programs nationally.

The organisation is now on the hunt for new mentors to join the team, with COVID-19 making young people even more vulnerable.

“Adolescence is a really tricky time for so many people,” she said.

“It’s a time where you feel vulnerable, you feel misunderstood, you feel angry with the world.

“To provide a mentor … can potentially be life-changing.”

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