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Raw Potential joins with Woden Community Service to help vulnerable youth

Raw Potential is excited to announce a new partnerships with Woden Community Service to boost support for Canberra’s at-risk and vulnerable youth.

Founded in 1986 by Chief Justice Terence Higgins AO, Raw Potential delivers outreach programs aimed at improving the lives of local street kids.

The new partnership and combined resources will see support services expanded and delivered further across the ACT region.



Following the success of the Raw Potential Long Lunch held on 2 August 2019, we are pleased to advise that we have secured our group of Champions and Roady Sponsors for 2019, which will ensure the running costs are covered for the first 12 months of operation. Unfortunately, the arrival of our van has been delayed by customs and is now scheduled to arrive in early 2020. We look forward to inviting you to the official launch early in 2020. Stay tuned for details!

12 weeks and 12 coffees later!

It has been a very busy time at Raw Potential supporting many young people who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness in the ACT.

We are honoured that young people feel comfortable to turn to us for support. At the same time however, we are overwhelmed with the reality of the number of young people who are sleeping rough in Canberra.

Kids Caring About Kids – 24 May 2019

It doesn’t get any better than kids caring about kids.   Imagine a 9-year-old leading the charge on our big social and environmental issues.   In fact, you don’t have to imagine -it’s happening. So much does she care about the environment and the things that are going to shape her world, 9-year-old Ariella is urging you and many of her friends to see how their world might look in another 21 years.

Raw Potential Canberra, through the imagination and commitment of Ariella, is inviting you to attend the opening night screening of Damon Gameau’s new trailblazing film, 2040.   This film is being hailed by the critics for its positive contribution to the climate by simply embracing the best solutions available to improve our planet and shift them rapidly to the mainstream.

Gameau’s other well-known documentary was ‘That Sugar Film’ which shone a spotlight on the dangers associated with excessive sugar intake and the way in which sugar had negatively infiltrated the diets of so many people.

Palace Cinemas at New Acton is the venue for this powerful new Gameau documentary on Friday, May 24th with funds raised on the night going to help young at-risk people through the important work of Raw Potential Canberra.   Here we have a perfect solution, young people caring about their future and the future of others.   Help Ariella and her friends make a difference and book now by clicking on the link below.



A golden opportunity welcomed


The proceeds of local tourist attraction Cockington Green Gardens’ annual Canberra Day gold coin donation charity fundraiser have been handed over to Raw Potential Canberra chairman, Paul Kane by Cockington Green Gardens’ director and operations manager, Mark Sarah.