THE GIRLS & BOYS BRIGADE

FRIENDS OF THE GBB

GOLF FOR A CAUSE

A bright future for
all children and youth

In the heart of Surry Hills, our centre caters to children and youth in need and their families. We provide educational and recreational programs that help our families build life skills, overcome challenges and access exciting new opportunities. Through our tailored and holistic approach, we empower families to build the foundations for success.

HOW WE HAVE HELPED

5060

Yearly
visits

150+

Children, youth and
families enrolled

139

Years of
continuous service

Friends of The GBB

Over the past 139 years, we have seen thousands of children and youth through our door in Surry Hills. We’re connecting with our past friends, students, volunteers and staff through the Friends of The GBB program.

Friends of The GBB
Our History
Our History

In 1882, Sir James Fairfax from The Sydney Morning Herald established The Boys Brigade as a safe space off the streets for vulnerable newspaper boys. In that time, inner-city living conditions were poor and boys lacked a safe place to play. Open five nights a week, The Boys Brigade provided recreational activities, educational classes, food and shelter to any boy in need of assistance.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
News & Events
School holiday fun for children and youth
Our Vacation Care Program always met with great anticipation from our children and youth alike. Read about the exciting activities they got up to during the September School Holidays.
Secure housing for families in lockdown
Sadly, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, housing as a social issue was thrown into stark relief. Read to find the ways we are addressing this for our families.
Talking to children and youth
for R U OK Day
How do you ask R U OK when you can’t or don’t see the children and young people in your life right now because of lockdowns and restrictions?