Every child loves being able to express their personalities freely through form and music. Across all cultures and backgrounds, art, music and community have come together to unite differences. The Blue Light Disco first began in Victoria in 1976. Today, it is still an important part of our programmes’ lineage.
Being an Australian icon, the Blue Light Disco is an inherent part of our youth culture throughout the years in developing positive Police-Youth relationships. Many times, misunderstandings between these two groups stem from a lack of communication and knowledge. These events open up a safe environment for youth and Police members to interact in a relaxed, fun and safely supervised surrounding. Often, a child needs a small window of opportunity to form a better opinion of our Police force, hence making better life choices in the future.
There are plenty of young people whose families recognise the benefits of our programme yet are not able to pay the $7 per child to attend the event. Sadly, they are the ones that will benefit the most from the programme’s ongoing benefits.
Our Police and fully trained volunteers have contributed their hours to help us run these events. Your donation will change a child’s world to attend a Blue Light Disco event free of charge. It goes beyond the fun, interaction and music. It is about giving a child or a group of disadvantaged children a chance to experience life in a positive event.