The Les Twentyman Foundation

Believes - positive intervention equals positive outcomes for our at-risk youth

The Les Twentyman Foundation (formerly the 20th Man Fund) provides crucial support services for young people and their families. The Les Twentyman Foundation programs and services cover education-support, sports and recreation, counselling, personal development, life–experiences and employment pathways.

Young people in Victoria are facing increasing hardship that ultimately leads to behavioural problems. The pressure placed on a young person living in a low socio-economic area is not well understood by the general population. This pressure leads to the young person disconnecting from society in general, sinking into extreme levels of low self-esteem and self-worth and engaging in high-risk activity.

The Les Twentyman Foundation aims to reconnect them with their families and communities enabling them to reach their full potential and make a positive contribution to society.

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Les Twentyman Foundation Annual Charity Gala

Each year the Les Twentyman Foundation supports thousands of ‘at risk’ youth, helping to rebuild their self-esteem and respect for themselves, their families and to reconnect them with the community.

Our annual Charity Gala is an opportunity for the Foundation to celebrate the success of the kids who have transformed their lives through our programs, and to acknowledge the effort of our amazing staff and volunteers in their contribution to the positive journey of the Foundations children.

All funds raised will go to programs to support ‘at risk’ kids and we invite you to join our Founder Les Twentyman and friends to celebrate our achievements and to help us to continue support Victoria’s youth.

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As you would be aware, the foundation has gone through a period of strong growth over the past 3 years, allowing us as an organisation to assist more and more of Victoria’s vulnerable youth. This growth can be attributed to … Read More >

Back-to-School program destroyed by fire

It is with great sadness we inform you that the ‘Back-to-Schoool’ Program providing disadvantaged Victorian schoolchildren with educational support was completely destroyed in a fire at Little Saigon Market on 13th December. This devastating event has now directly impacted up … Read More >

Leigh Matthews – new LTF Ambassador

VFL/AFL Player of the Century, Leigh Matthews AM, accepted his Ambassadors role at the recent Les Twentyman Foundation launch. We are all extremely proud to have Leigh support the work of the Foundation. Thank you Leigh!

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