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JEMs is a non for profit grassroot organisation founded in 2011. JEMs provides a framework for children and families to learn, engage, and make a real difference in the broader community in a non-judgmental atmosphere. JEMs run after school activities, camps, leadership opportunities and retreats, Humanitarian and social good projects and community events.


In 2016, JEMs expanded to include teens / high school students, providing them with a safe environment to engage with children from many different schools and backgrounds, giving them cultural opportunities and a sense of belonging. These activities were run under the JEMs Cteen banner.

Our goal is to develop a vibrant and secure CTeen Lounge that serves as a hub for volunteers and teenagers involved in Cteen to connect with one another and engage with peers from diverse schools. This inviting space will provide opportunities for participants to hang out together with other teens from a range of schools in a purpose built space that will include games and lounges. Teens will be able to plan events for their peers, attend classes, participate in charitable activities and partake in various cultural and educational activities that foster personal growth and community development.

Waratah Education Foundation provided funding for the refurbishment of the CTeen Lounge.

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