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The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation was formed following the death of 18 year old Thomas Kelly, who was king hit in an unprovoked attack in Sydney’s King Cross in July 2012.
The Foundation’s voice has been a powerful catalyst in communicating the need for behavioural change and a push towards changing Australia’s drinking culture through education, Safe Spaces and Take Kare initiatives.
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation (TKYF) is Tom’s legacy. The aim of TKYF is to foster behavioural change in young people in order to create a responsible drinking culture and ultimately a safer and healthier community.
TKYF and UNSW Seeks Research Funding Partner
TKYF has formed a strategic partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in particular with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre to evaluate the performance and public perception of the Take Kare Safe Space program in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross. TKYF together with NDARC are reaching out to source a funding partner (organisation or private philanthropist) to sponsor the research to be undertaken by a Ph.D student over three years. Find out more.
Take Kare Safe Space Launches in Canberra
Thongs and water bottles are among some of the items being handed out to the city's youth following the launch of a new program called Take Kare Safe Space.
The program operates out of a marquee in the CBD and aims to provide a safe haven for young people to hydrate and get home safely following a big night out. Find out more.