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‘The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not in creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves’ – Steven Spielberg

 #BTGP are all about helping youth help themselves. You know this.

We’re also about scouting talent and mentoring and evolving them, then connecting them with people who can help them turn their passions and gifts into making money. Because while leveraging is great, and we thoroughly endorse exchanging gifts, skills and talent, we also believe people deserve to be paid for what they do.

But it doesn’t stop there. We also mentor people to co-mentor younger people under them who aspire to be in the field they’re already in. It’s youth helping youth develop their leadership skills under the expansive wings of the people of BTGP. Genius.

18 year-old artist, Tess Costil, was intro’d to us by fellow passionate youth advocate and avid BTGP supporter, Jacqueline Freeman (Thanks, Jax!).

Tess is like nothing we’ve seen: she thinks well beyond her mere 18 years, she’s kind, intuitive, clever and creative, and she’s unafraid to use her voice, despite that she’s a gentle soul who wouldn’t harm a fly. Everything she does, she does with heart and soul...and grace.

Amanda gave Tess free reign to produce an artwork piece featuring  her and son, Izaac. Amanda was sent a brief asking for things, sayings and imagery that inspire her, and the next thing: hey presto! Tess produced a beautiful, unique piece of art.

This inspired us to do something pretty special to celebrate the launch of BTGP Charitable Trust. And since May is Amanda’s birth month, as well as being a celebration of Mother’s Day, we’ve arranged something special for you.

Normally $350* for your own unique photo art, for the month of May, Tess is offering the following:

  • Up to 5 x hours work on your own unique piece
  • A hi-res digital file for you to print out as you please
  • $50/art piece goes to BTGP to help more youth help themselves

all for $280*!

So not only are you helping a young person bring her passion for art to the world, you’re also helping youth help themselves through Bridge The Gap Project!

*excludes GST.

'I tend to be most interested in the kinds of people who do not sweeten or dilute themselves for the sake of peoples tastes. Who never soften the blow of who they are. Like my coffee, I prefer the people I connect with to be full-strength and searing hot' Beau Taplin