In 1996, Red Dust founder John Van Groningen led a group of athletes to engage youth and families in remote Indigenous communities. John's passion, drive and energy led to the establishment of Red Dust Role Models in 2006.
John passed away in 2012 after a battle with cancer. His legacy lives on in Red Dust today, and we have continued to work together to enrich lives, improve health and strengthen the future of Indigenous youth and families.
Today, we invite you to join us as we build on this legacy.
By joining the Red Dust Circle you'll be helping to create a sustainable project fund to enhance the delivery of our unique community-as-family model of health and well-being programs for youth and families in remote communities.
We invite you to be part of Red Dust’s story.
Stronger futures for our Indigenous youth and families can only be achieved when the solutions are co-designed with community and their voices are heard and actioned.
As a Red Dust Circle Member you are part of a passionate and powerful group of individuals who are walking alongside and supporting the lives of Indigenous youth and families. Making regular donations is one of the best ways you can support Red Dust to plan and deliver consistent programs in remote communities.
Your donation will be used in support of Red Dust to work together with remote communities.
By donating regularly each month, you too can help enrich lives, improve health and strengthen the future of Indigenous youth and families.
As a Red Dust Circle member you will receive:
We sat down with Elders and leaders to learn more about their vision for their communities.
If you'd like to be part of the story and help create vibrant remote communities of the future join the Red Dust Circle today.