Investing In Our Youth the Organisation

Investing In Our Youth is a not for profit, community based organisation, that promotes the healthy development of children and young people in the South West Region.


The vision of Investing In Our Youth is to create a healthy and safe community environment where all young people are valued and supported to reach their full potential.


Investing In Our Youth achieves the above vision by working with other community service organisations, the business sector, government and the wider community to generate ideas and facilitate projects, services and community plans that will foster the development of children and young people in the South West Region.

 Strategic Priorities

    1. Create opportunities for children, young people and their families to participate fully in our community
    2. Advocate for and represent the interests of children and young people in the South West Region
    3. Address priorities identified by key stakeholders (with a focus on early intervention)
    4. Plan for sustainability of the organisation


Investing In Our Youth could not operate without the time, energy and commitment of volunteer Board members. Members of the Investing In Our Youth board represent a range of disciplines and have a shared interest in collaborating to promote the healthy development of children and young people in the South West region. The conditions under which the organisation operates are detailed in the IIOY Constitution.

Mr Ian Telfer, Chief Executive Officer at WA Plantation Resources (WAPRES)

Chairman – Investing In Our Youth


Mr Mark Jennings, Accountant

Treasurer – Investing In Our Youth Mark Jennings

 Ms Marie O’Donoghue, Nurese Manager Community Health
 Ms Beth Ferguson, Main Event Media
Mr Alan Kidd, Principal Kingston Park Primary School Mr Alan Kidd
Karen CollinsMs Karen Collins, SW Development Officer, Playgroup WA
June FouldsMs June Foulds, CEO Koombana Health Network
Niccole Warren Manager of the South West Community Drug Service Team Nicci1
Ms Lisa Glover, SW TAFELisa Glover
Investing In Our Youth

by making a donation.
Not for profit.

Early Years Advocacy
Hands Up For Kids
Development Project (RCCCD)
Active Rural Communities
Young People and Alcohol
Our Patron

The Patron of Investing In Our Youth is WA Police Commissioner
Dr Karl O’Callaghan pictured above with former board chair Chairman of Investing In Our Youth Professor Rhonda Oliver
Where you will find us
Linking Education and Families
Festivals, Family Days, Children & Parenting Centres