Purpose & Values

As a social enterprise, we put 100% of our profits back into our youth and community programs as well as provide a dedicated youth space where young people can access safe mentors, resources and have a place to call their own.

We believe in the potential of the forgotten youth who are facing barriers in social disadvantage, delinquency, homelessness and physical and mental health and have developed a program that meets them where they are at in life and empowers them to reach their potential.

Emerge is founded by food personality Jen Shaw who has overcome many challenges in her youth to become a self-published author and social entrepreneur. Along with a team of passionate and skilled volunteers, we are dedicated to building a unique community space of difference for the youth of Toowoomba.