The aftermath of poor choices ripple through our generation; the breakdown in the family structure as single parent families increase have devastating consequences. As a result we witness the struggle of homelessness, drug addiction, sexual abuse, suicide and depression. There is a desperate need in this generation for positive role models.
Tony’s passion is to engage youths with the hope to bring a positive cultural shift in their behavioural patterns through the mentoring relationship process.
The result of positive choices is evident in Tony’s life. Driven by his faith with the credibility of his past, Tony easily connects and speaks with youths on their level. He has worked with the some of the most disengaged young people in South West Sydney with positive outcomes. Now, Ex-drug dealers, gang members and criminals living lives of hope and purpose serving as fathers, husbands and community leaders.
“I’ve had the privilege to be the best-man five times over. Seeing young people turn from destructive lifestyles and live as respectable citizens of the community is my reward. Mentoring goes beyond a job, I am a living trafficker of the hope I experienced to a desperate and needy generation. People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Tony Hoang
Positive Role model
Tony is happy married with 6 children (2 of whom are adopted) and lives in Sydney today.
Serves as the chaplain in local High Schools.
Minister the Potters House Christian Centre Liverpool.
2016 Whitelion ‘Bail Out’ Fundrasier at Yasmar Detention Centre
2016 Workshop Facilitor ‘Middnight Basketball’ Liverpool Council
2015 Pride of Australia nominee by Daily Telegraph – Fairfield Advance
2014 Invitation to Youth Round table by MP David Elliott (Member Baulkham Hills) Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
2014 Isabella List Community Care & responisbilites Award from Dalgarno Institute
2014 Guest Speaker Ryde Council Mayor Clergy breakfast
2014 Guest Speaker Ryde Council Mayor Man Cave
2014 PCYC Liverpool Committee Member
2013 Appreciation Award for Community Contribution from Fairfield City Council, Mayor Frank Carbone
2013 Appreciation Award for Leading Initiatives with Bonnyrigg, New Leaf Communities
2013 Australia Day Community Award nominee