Jesuit Social Services was proud to be the Charity Partner of the Xavier Mothers’ Spring Racing Luncheon in September 2018.

Principal of Xavier College, William Doherty with The Men’s Project’s Brigid Henley

The annual event combined glamour with heart as more than 500 women enjoyed a day out with good friends and good food to support a great cause. This year, the work of The Men’s Project’s Before it Starts initiative was featured and the room dug deep to help at-risk boys stay engaged with school and keep on track.

As the room was predominantly filled with mothers of boys, the ground breaking work we are doing to help boys be their best selves was deeply personal to those in the room.

A range of fundraising activities including raffles, lucky envelopes and a pledge activity raised an amazing $71,674 for the work of Before it Starts.

Specifically, the money will provide intensive support for at-risk boys aged eight to 12 years, and work with families and schools to ensure they remain connected with education and supported in their educational journey.

We are deeply grateful to all who attended and helped support The Men’s Project.