Stars In The Garden has become an absolute highlight of Youth Opportunities calendar and we are looking forward to this year’s event, once again to be held at the estate of Robert & Melanie Champion de Crespigny. Our band of supporters has embraced this luncheon in the last few years and, since the inaugural event, Stars In The Garden has raised over $870,000 to support Youth Opportunities and the vital work we do.
The stunning gardens of Robert and Melanie will again provide the backdrop for what will be a memorable afternoon, with a gourmet three-course feast, fine wines, live auction and inspirational speakers. This year we are honoured to welcome Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu as the guest speaker, who is a philosopher and researcher, and a captivating orator on an array of ethical topics. We look forward to a thought-provoking address during the afternoon. We will also be honoured to welcome a graduate of Youth Opportunities Personal Leadership Program to speak about their personal journey through the program and after. Last year’s student speaker, Corey, explained to our guests how his difficult his life was, and then he found Youth Opps. He told us:
“The program was hard. It challenged everything in me. I felt like giving up many times. I had such a huge habit of negative self-talk and putting myself down all the time. I just didn’t believe in myself or in the power I had to change. Youth Opportunities took an interest in me personally. They listened to me and catered to what I needed… My trainers were direct and challenged me, but they did it in a way that let me know they really cared. Youth Opportunities taught me to focus on the now and to understand what I needed to do to create change in my life. I know now I am not going to have an issue with getting where I want in life.”
Youth Opportunities is extremely grateful to our Stars in The Garden hosts, Melanie and Robert, who remain two of our most steadfast and ever-generous supporters and we thank them for once again allowing us into their beautiful estate for what will undoubtedly be another wonderful afternoon. Click here to make sure you don’t miss out. All funds raised on the day will support Youth Opportunities to transform the lives of young people at risk and give them the best chance for happiness and success.