Jason Azzopardi is currently employed with Victoria Police and performs the role of the Macedon Ranges Proactive Operative/Youth Resource officer.
When Jason saw the need to bridge the gap between community and youth, he came up with an anti-graffiti program to try to reduce youth anti-social behaviour.
KidzFlip – formed by Jason in 2016 – now composes a Committee made up of local police officers, a medical practitioner, Bail Justice/Justice of the Peace, local business operators andcommunity-mindedd individuals who all aim to empower youth to achieve.
Kidzflip is providing assistance to in excess of 400 youth and their families annually.
Jason initially approached Lancefield Romsey Lions Club with his idea and a request to assist with funding to secure skateboards. Lancefield Romsey Lions provided $10,000 to kick off the anti-graffiti program. Jason has also now became a Lions member to assist them within the community.
KidzFlip has provided young people to assist Lions with events including Number Plate days, Gisborne Festival and in providing local help for individuals in need. They also now offer the following activities:
Mental health Gym Program
Men’s shed program
3 youth camps annually
Father & son program
After-hours medical assistance for youth and their families
Energy Breakthrough Challenge
Building of a Bicycle track in Riddles Creek
Working towards setting up a Leos club for the Macedon Ranges
Work experience placements