A team of south-west mentors are taking their message on the road next month.
Members of Warrnambool’s Standing Tall are walking from Warrnambool to Geelong to raise money and awareness for the program.
Organisers of the 200km walk dubbed “Walking Tall” are hoping to add more mentors to their stable. The program is designed to mentor students at risk of disengaging from school.
Program coordinator Matthew Stewart said he was enthusiastic about the June 5–9 challenge.
“It’s about getting out of our comfort zones and taking a walk in their shoes,” he said. “Some kids do it hard and just need a role model to look up to in their life.”
Former Premier Denis Napthine will be among those taking part in the walk.