Northern Adelaide Senior College students and staff participated in Walk a Mile in my Boots challenge and BBQ last Friday to raise much needed funds for South Australian homeless.
The challenge is an initiative of the Hutt St Centre that hopes to reach a collective goal of 6000 miles this August – one for every South Australian experiencing homelessness.
This year, instead of the inaugural walk down Hutt St because of COVID restrictions, participants were encouraged to walk a mile in your own neighbourhood.
NASC students and staff walked a return journey from the front entrance of the NASC HUB to Rosewood Park’s Gazebo.
Jade C., a Northern Adelaide Senior College student, chose to participate because of SSO Laura’s enthusiasm.
“Laura wanted me to. I do everything she ropes me into,” laughs Jade.
“I think it’s a good idea. I was personally homeless, technically speaking, for a good part of this year.
“We were in emergency housing and if we had more funding we would have been able to move out sooner and get our own rental place.”
Jade is part of the Student Organising Committee who helps plan events and fundraisers across the school calendar year.
“We’re planning a lot of different fundraisers, because we’re trying to include everyone and everyone’s experiences in the school to make them feel more welcome,” says Jade.
We would like to acknowledge the generosity and support of our students and staff who helped raise $70 to support South Australians experiencing homelessness.
If you would like to be a part of the Student Organising Committee and have a say on what fundraisers and events we should host, contact Adrienne or call the school on (08) 7285 1600.