Mini Vinnies empowers primary school students to become advocates within their school and local community by putting Vinnies Values into action. They meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the local community.
Mini Vinnies is about young people meeting to talk, share ideas and concerns, to have fun and support each other. While doing ‘good works’ in the community to help people who are struggling.
Some Mini Vinnies may choose to focus on their local community while others will also have an international focus by supporting the Assist a Student Program.
All primary schools are welcome to start a Mini Vinnies; it is not just open to Catholic schools. You will need a group of students who are interested in getting involved and a parent or teacher willing to support the group, as well as permission from the school.
Mini Vinnies can be made up of students from a range of school years for example 2 students from each school class or only students from specific school years for example year 6 students. Most Mini Vinnies consist of students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
If you are enquiring from a school based in the Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocese, please contact the Youth and Young Adults Team at email@example.com
Funded by the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn.