Barwon Investment Partners is pleased to be supporting Geelong Youth Engagement with this year’s youth program. Barwon staff, kate hayward and Kym Weidner will be trekking with for over 8 days across a notoriously challenging 96km hike in the Papuan New Guinea Highlands – The Kokoda Track.

The Geelong Kokoda Youth Program engages young people from every state secondary and many of the private secondary schools in the Geelong region, and help them work through the challenges they are facing in their lives.

Up to 24 at risk young people are selected to undertake this intensive year long program which involves personal development, fitness, health, diet and most important role modelling with stable and genuine support.

The young people participate in 20 weeks of physical training along with program mentors from local business and government organisations to at the end walk the 96km Kokoda Trek in PNG.

We wish Kate and Kym every success in their walk which kicks off next week and look forward to hearing about their stories when they return.