Our purpose

www.sammydfoundation.org.au / about / our-purpose

The vision of the Sammy D Foundation is to:

  • Provide leadership for the South Australian community to empower our youth with the skills to make safe and informed life choices.
  • Develop a youth culture in South Australia where young people have skills, positive attitudes and role-models to support them to reach their maximum life potential. 


The Sammy D Foundation encourages youth to reach their maximum life potential.  Our emphasis is to empower youth to make safe and positive life choices.


Sammy D Foundation volunteers and staff, value youth and we strive to ensure that no young person is neglected, ignored or given up on.The Sammy D Foundation values positive role models and builds relationships upon mutual respect, life opportunities and resilience.

Sammy D Foundation services are:

  • Delivered in a positive, dynamic, energetic and responsive fashion.
  • Of a high standard.
  • Based on an empowerment/strengths based approach.
  • Inclusive.
  • Compassionate.
  • Provided with professionalism and integrity.

The Sammy D Foundation believes that:

  • We are all collectively responsible for creating positive and sustainable change and preventing harm.
  • Violence is unacceptable and against the law.
  • All people should be treated with respect and dignity and have the right to respectful relationships.
  • Safety is paramount to a strong community.


The Aims of the Sammy D Foundation are to, in pursuit of the objects:

  • Measurably reduce youth crime in South Australia.
  • Raise awareness of harm-causing behaviours.
  • Bring families closer together.
  • Nurture positive relationships, particularly mateship.
  • Provide youth with opportunities to be successful and feel valued by their community.


Please donate and help us to achieve our aims.