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Inspiring the next generation to #ChallengeDV: St Teresa’s Darkness to Daylight story

"This experience has shaped what I'd like to take forward in life, in being a good person" Jack, Darkness to Daylight participant.

St Teresa’s Catholic College Noosaville has been participating in our Darkness to Daylight challenge for many years and have taken its mission of ending domestic and family violence and run with it. Literally.

Since 2017, St Teresa's has run a groundbreaking program for a select group of Year 10 students who learn how to identify and respond to domestic and family violence, undertake random acts of kindness, talk about respect in relationships and take part in meaningful physical training sessions, all leading to them running overnight for Darkness to Daylight - for the last couple of years around their own riverside course in Noosa.

Not only do each of them run/walk at least a marathon, each student is given a real life story of a domestic and family violence victim-survivor and they run/walk for 'their person'. 

Hear from Mark Roberton St Teresa’s Business Manager who leads their Darkness to Daylight program, David McInnes, St Teresa's Principal as well as some of the students who have participated in the program over the years here: 

The future is in good hands - thanks to the wonderful community built by the St Teresa’s Catholic College team. 

Thanks also to our Foundation partner, MinterEllison, for your ongoing commitment to creating lasting impacts with the community. And of course, our Darkness to Daylight Founder Rob Reed OAM.

With thanks to Brisbane Catholic Education for making the connection!

Find out more about our impact here.



 

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