C4K Corporates Rally for Kids in Care
Friday, 9 March, over 25 financial services corporates will take to the open road for the 13th annual motorcycle rally fundraising effort aiming to improve the lives of at risk and disadvantaged children and young people including those in out-of-home-care (i.e. foster, residential or kinship care).
The Corners for Kids (C4K) annual motorcycle rally is an opportunity for finance industry professionals to transfer their energy and cycling enthusiasm towards a remarkable road trip to support CREATE Foundation’s projects for children and young people growing up in care.
Funds raised from the Corners for Kids motorcycle rally will go towards CREATE Foundation projects such as “Entering care kits” for children and young people entering care for first time; “Connections events” to connect children and young people with others with a care experience, and the “CREATE Your Future” program. This program provides an opportunity to learn essential life skills such as identifying services and agencies which they may be entitled to access, how to get a job and keep it, budgeting, time management and problem solving skills. Read more by clicking here.
“CREATE greatly appreciates the support from riders and their families who are bringing their energy and passion to raise much need funds to support children and young people in care.” said CREATE Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Ms Jacqui Reed.
The four day rally (8-12 March) covers approximately 2,000 km through NSW regional town centres, starting in Northern Sydney’s Central Coast and cycling Coffs Harbour before looping back to finish in Gloucester:
Friday, 9 March Depart Gosford to Port Macquarie
Saturday, 10 March Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour
Sunday, 11 March Coffs Harbour to Gloucester
Monday, 12 March Gloucester to Nabiac with a celebratory breakfast at the National Motorcycle Museum, Nabiac.
CREATE Foundation is the peak body representing the voices of all kids in out of home care. CREATE is also one of a handful of organisations globally and the only one of its kind in Australia expressly established to advocate on behalf of children and young people in care. CREATE Foundation relies on community support for its projects.
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Corners for Kids is an annual fundraising motorcycle rally where professionals from the financial services industry ditch their desks and swap their suits for leathers to raise funds for children’s charities. In the past twelve years C4K has provided over half a million dollars to support young people at risk.
CREATE Foundation’s “Report Card 2009: Transitioning from Care | Tracking Progress” revealed that if you’ve been in out of home care, you are more likely to be undereducated, unemployed, to earn less, become a parent at a younger age, be involved in the juvenile justice system, become homeless, be dependent on social assistance, have mental health issues, attempt suicide, and be at a higher risk of substance abuse1.
• 64% do not have a leaving care plan (leaving care plans are a strategy for life after being in state care)
• 35% are homeless in the first year of leaving care
• 46% of boys are involved in the juvenile justice system
• 35% completed Year 12 (compared to that of the general population)
• 29% are unemployed (compared to the national average which is 9.7%)
• 28% were already parents themselves
1Data source: McDowall, J.J. (2009). CREATE Report Card 2009 – Transitioning from Care: Tracking Progress. Sydney: CREATE Foundation.