Jessica Brown – Founder
In 2003 Jessica Brown founded the Life Changing Experiences Foundation with the vision to help break the cycle of abuse, neglect, poverty, addiction, mental health issues and teen pregnancy. Through her job as a high school music teacher, Jessica was shocked by the devastating impact of deeply entrenched inter-generational social issues on the learning, social skill development and inability of many of Australia’s teenage girls to reach their full potential.
Trauma dramatically impacts a child’s ability to learn and commonly presents itself as behavioural difficulties in the classroom. It broke my heart to see misunderstood students disengaging from school and falling through the cracks just because of their circumstances. Children only know what they see so we need to show them that there are other paths to take in life. To break the cycle, I chose to start with the mothers of the next generation by empowering them to make positive choices and strive for a better future. I believe education is the key to unlocking limitless potential