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Special Events


Brighter Tomorrow Boys Mentoring Group

The Brighter Tomorrow Boys Mentoring Group operates as a partnership between Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services, the Edmund Rice Community Partnerships and a number of local schools.

Aims: The Group aims to provide young people a group platform in which they are able to experience success and build self-esteem. This will increase their ability to positively engage with the education system as well as the wider social community. The Group target young men in Years 8 who come from English as Second Language background, are disadvantaged and are at-risk of becoming disengaged from the education system.

Activities: The Group runs soccer clinics in order to attract participants. The group meets every Tuesday nights at Errington Community Centre from 3:30 to 5:30. Each session consist of an introduction, a soccer-based activity and an additional activity based around team, confidence and aptitude building. The young men involved will be encouraged to suggest additional activities they are interested in.

Recruitment: The group targets a number of local high schools. Boy’s participants are selected in consultation with teachers at local secondary schools. Approximately 20 participants are initially selected.

Staffing: The Group is currently being coordinated by Gudrun Philipp from Edmund Rice Community & Refugee Services.

Program is being supported by a group of Volunteer mentors. We are currently recruiting mentors for 2017. If you are passionate about sport and are enthusiastic about making a positive impact on the mentees contact ERCRS on the details below.


For further information please contact Gudrun Philipp 03 9366 6436 or at programERCRS@edmundrice.org

Special Events

While educational and community-based programs are the core focus of ERCRS, we are passionate about offering our young people and families opportunities to participate in a range of enriching activities that promote a sense of belonging, connectedness, and self-expression.
In 2017, children and young people in our programs attended a range of extraordinary performances at the Arts Centre through our partnership with the First Call Fund, as well as participating in their own amazing performance at Edmund Rice’s Got Talent on the stage of the Bowery Theatre at STACC and creating their own narratives at 100 Story Building. This year we are looking at running spoken-word poetry events, story-telling workshops, live performances, art exhibitions, and soccer workshops at AAMI stadium with Melbourne Victory. We will also continue our very successful day recreational and art-based day programs at the beautiful Mt Atkinson Community Centre. There is much to look forward to - watch this space!
Edmund Rice Camps
ERCRS partners with sister organisation, Edmund Rice Camps Victoria, to offer our students and families opportunities for growth, support and enjoyment in an atmosphere of acceptance, care and fun.
Every year, ERCRS program participants have the chance to attend either a Spring or Autumn camp where young people enjoy swimming, visiting farms, camping out overnight, bike riding, archery, art and craft activities, cooking and making new friends. Our students always report having a fabulous time on camp, and ask when they can go again.

St Albans

Thursdays 4.00-6.00pm
St Albans Community Centre

St Albans

Thursdays 3.30-5.30pm

Catholic Regional College