THE last day of school marks the end of a significant chapter in the lives of graduating teenagers around the nation.
It is understandable that they are keen to celebrate this achievement. Unfortunately, there is also a danger that they can fall victim to less desirable influences which can be life-destroying instead of life-enhancing.
Each November, the Gold Coast is a huge drawcard for many of these young people.
As Schoolies’ Week gets underway, Rosies Youth Mission will also be there to assist and support school leavers.
They will offer alternative activities to the 3Ds – drinking, drugs and delinquency – often associated with Schoolies’ Week.
Thanks to Rosies and other community initiatives, young people will be able to enjoy their graduation instead of remembering it with regret.
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