Lighthouse Project
Creating a bright future

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse was created in response to community concern about poor outcomes and persistent disadvantage and in 2014 was established to activate the whole community to wrap around and support our young people to realise their full potential and thrive. 

Lighthouse is using an army of volunteers, data, collaboration, innovation and system thinking to support children every step of their trajectory, from conception to career. 

We start by listening deeply, carefully unpacking the issues impacting on young people and their families and co-designing unique local solutions.  Lighthouse taps into and aligns resources within our community and beyond to address issues such as social isolation, disadvantage and poor school engagemenwith a focus on the most pressing need such as food and safe spaces.  It’s hard to learn if you are hungry. We also play a strong role in advocacy, lobbying, coordinating, partnering and delivering initiatives. 

We are a small backbone organisation lead by a Board of Directors and have created collaborative leadership tables of local community and thought leaders to drive the change, using a collective impact model. We have mobilised hundreds of volunteers and created a movement tackling both immediate need as well as long term solutions. We have people from across the community with capacity, will and social capital leading the work. The business community is a significant contributor. 

View our community plan here

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COMING SOON: PIT STOP
Have you heard about our latest Lighthouse venture?
Pit Stop, located at the original Kar Shed at DECA (operated by Wodonga TAFE), will soon be up and running.
Young people will be able to work on small engines and cars, meet mentors and role models and learn from industry experts.
We are now looking for help to fit the site out ready for opening. Can you help with:

- Tool boxes (with drawers)
- Storage cabinet
- LED work lights
- Industrial fan
- Industrial heater
- Air compressor
- Retractable air hose reel
- Air tools
- Jack stands
- Creepers
- Car ramps
- Vice
- Pedestal drill
- Bench grinder
- PPE: goggles, gloves, masks

Please let us know if you can help get this community initiative off the ground!
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COMING SOON: PIT STOP
Have you heard about our latest Lighthouse venture?
Pit Stop, located at the original Kar Shed at DECA (operated by Wodonga TAFE), will soon be up and running.
Young people will be able to work on small engines and cars, meet mentors and role models and learn from industry experts.
We are now looking for help to fit the site out ready for opening. Can you help with:

- Tool boxes (with drawers)
- Storage cabinet
- LED work lights
- Industrial fan
- Industrial heater
- Air compressor
- Retractable air hose reel
- Air tools
- Jack stands
- Creepers
- Car ramps
- Vice
- Pedestal drill
- Bench grinder
- PPE: goggles, gloves, masks 

Please let us know if you can help get this community initiative off the ground!

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Hi, I can help install or wire any electrical needs & provide some labour free of charge! I'm a licensed electrician with my own business..... If that helps you guys? Great idea, all the best..... 👍🏽

I can donate an industrial fan (if it’s big enough) and maybe a compressor.....

So good! How many LED work lights do you need?

Fantastic 🙌🏽

Vicki Scott I can help out with an industrial pedestal fan and some PPE also. Let me know when and where you need them.

Wow what an awesome idea 💡 Bobbi Watt Caitlin OBrien Lizzy Boschetti Peter Oakenfull 🤔

Really hope this is a success as is much needed. Was well set up with tools etc when it was the KAR Shed. Anyone know what happened to them? I was lead facilitor back then and it had great potential but lacked funds. Good luck

Share please shepp. Greg may be interested

Sarah Bucko ! This could be good

Lee Ross wasnt John going to be part of this ?

Steve

Daniel Propsting?

Why isn't it operated by our local TAFE?

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4 weeks ago

Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project

Unfortunately we need to cancel the family pool picnic tomorrow due to the dust storm affecting the pool. But watch this space for another event at the pool in the very near future! ... See MoreSee Less

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