Sit down, have a coffee, a tea, a sandwich. An everyday habit but, according to Bec Scott, “there's just so many ways that we can create good with one simple little action that you take every day to get a coffee”.
Bec is co-founder and chief executive of STREAT, a Melbourne based social enterprise that helps young people find their place in the world.
Since opening their doors in 2009, STREAT’s various training and outreach programs have provided a bridge to employment for young people facing challenges causing disadvantage.
These programs help young people build work experience and hospitality qualifications from regular training across STREAT’s businesses, while also adding stability and health back into their lives.
“We're trying to take people who might not have otherwise had access to the finances or opportunities, and we're trying to give them a place in our community to start thriving,” Bec says.