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Working towards a truly inclusive society, that defies the odds and breaks down barriers.

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OUR VALUES

NEVER SETTLE

Challenge the status quo. Embrace innovation.

Always be learning.

CREATE CONNECTION

With our young people.

With our community.

With our partners.

RISE ABOVE

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FIGHT FOR IT

You can knock us down.

But we will get up again.

ADAPT

Move fast.

Overcome Obstacles.  

INCLUSION MATTERS

Show respect. Do what you say and say what you mean.

It is that simple.

(and that difficult).    

ABOUT

ABOUT US

Bolting Ahead is a community-based organisation working in service to our communities, to create working relationship-based alignment by helping our young people to overcome barriers through social inclusion and employment. At Bolting Ahead, we work with respect to diversity of ability, culture, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds. We inclusively design our programs to cater for difference, to meet our young people where they are at, and to draw them together towards achieving great things.

 

We recognise disadvantage as a complex context to society and aim to tackle it through empowering our young people by designing programs and microenterprises with them, following the 'nothing about us, without us’ model. Bolting Ahead is informed and guided by the voice of the young people we work with to serve and support them to be included both in the workplace and their community.

 

We will mentor our young people to understand and practise good social values and morals and we will lead by example by championing being good humans. We value the contributions of our volunteers, employees and partners and enjoy working with our partners to create working relationships based on alignment between our values and organisational goals. Our partners are community, corporate and government- based organisations who share our vision for true inclusion in both employment and social settings.  

PROGRAMS

We deliver school-based programs to young people to enable them to achieve their employment goals and contribute back to their community in a way that is meaningful to them.

  

We also work with our young people to create employment opportunities through microenterprises creating sustainable employment pathways without reliance on other organisations or initiatives by ultimately allowing them to earn a wage. Our first example of this is Backyard Bolters.  

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MEET OUR BOARD

RICHARD HOLT

President

TAYLOR RYAN

Treasurer

MICHAEL GILVARRY

Secretary

KIMBERLEY GILVARRY

Board Member

SHANNON BUTTRISS

Board Member

LISA ZAMBELLI

Board Member

ELIZABETH AITKEN

Board Member

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