As Australia's largest not-for-profit youth arts organisation, Harvest Rain is committed to making a difference in the lives of creative young people all over Australia.
There is a crisis occurring among young people in Australia. The world is changing, and while some things are easier now than they were for us, in many ways for our young people things are so much more challenging. Statistics show that instances of severe depression and anxiety in young people are at record high levels. We know that every day in Australia, we lose 8 young lives to suicide. One of the most prominent causes of self-harm and suicide is feelings of isolation and lack of belonging.
It’s a big problem … WE WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
We know that when you nurture a child’s creativity, you foster in them a sense of validation that leads to self-confidence and self-esteem. That’s why we developed the Youngharts Network. It’s an online hub designed to build creative communities for young people. It’s a safe place where creative kids everywhere can grow and thrive.
More than 15,000 other young people are already part of the Youngharts Network. You can see for yourself what an impact this is having by visiting www.younghartsnetwork.com