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We recognise that each individual is important and that the community has a responsibility to ensure that every young person is given an opportunity to develop to their full potential.

DOXA YOUTH FOUNDATION

Achieving Greatness Together

Doxa is the Greek word meaning greatness.

Doxa recognises that each individual is important and that the community has a responsibility to ensure that every young person is given an opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Doxa was established in 1972 by Father Joe Giacobbe, a young priest who worked with some of Melbourne’s most disadvantaged communities.

During this time he realised that many young people that he worked with might never have a holiday or visit other parts of the country during their childhood. So he decided to establish a camp at Malmsbury to give these young people a positive life experience possibly for the first time. And so Doxa was born.

From its humble beginnings, hundreds of people have worked together to help make Father Joe’s dream of lasting change for disadvantaged young people a reality.

Doxa Social Club, through the operation of Clocks and The Meeting Place, provides ongoing funding which allows Doxa Youth Foundation continue to finance their great work in the community.

Doxa provides positive life experiences, education opportunities and employment pathways to disadvantaged youths.

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