Our mission is to enhance the lives of young people by re-engaging them in education and promoting personal growth through a combination of outdoor challenge, family, community and future focused activities.
Our values reflect the Australian Government’s National Strategy for Young Australians to ‘…grow up safe, healthy, happy and resilient and to have the opportunities and skills they need to learn, work, engage in community life and influence decisions that affect them.’
Safe means assessing the risks and making choices to look after the physical and emotional wellbeing of everyone in the Operation Newstart team.
Healthy means being aware of our lifestyle choices, making decisions to be physically active, eat well and nourish our minds.
Happy means cultivating an attitude of gratitude, appreciating others, the environment and ourselves.
Resilient means having a go and persisting even when challenges are not easily overcome.