am 4 Awareness is a music and education initiative that raises social awareness issues to children and young people in schools.
We have performed in over 280 Primary and High Schools and large-scale community events including events overseas.
The program is supported by some of Australia’s highest profile bands and artists including Delta Goodrem, Diesel, Missy Higgins, Vanessa Amorosi, Guy Sebastian Gurrumul Yunupingu, USA export Sick Puppies and Joshua Barker (Longreef) along with many major and independent record companies, government and non-government organisations and has raised much-needed funds for cancer research through its support of the Delta Goodrem Leukaemia & Lymphoma Charity Trust Fund and has raised money for Ronald McDonald House, The Starlight Foundation and Chronic Pain Australia.
Jam 4 Awareness focusses on providing selected young artists and musicians with opportunities to reach wider audiences and assist them with their professional growth and development.
ANTI-BULLYING | CYBER BULLYING
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
DRUG | ALCOHOL AWARENESS
am 4 Awareness founder Colin Foster has over 15 years experience in the child protection and music industries, in particular working for 13 years at the Annual ARIA Awards as the assistant to the former Director of Operations (now Producer); Michael Long. (Mr Long has managed various artists including Jimmy Barnes, INXS Tour Manager for 14 years and currently manages Ian Moss).
Colin also worked in partnership with Artistree Music (a division of Sony Music) in 2000 as their tour manager for various artists with Mr Long.
Combining his two passions of child protection and music, Colin subsequently launched Jam 4 Awareness in 2005 which was endorsed by the NSW Police Force, including forming partnerships with many other government and non-government organisations including;
Steering Committee for ‘Macyack Project’ – A NSW Department of Health Initiative including participating in their video documentary for ‘Social Work Day’ for NSW Health.
NSW Department of Education and Training
Centrelink in partnership with Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre and Campbelltown Hospital
Commonwealth Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business
Hillsong United – Steve McPherson (CEO- Shout! Publishing)
Mission Australia – South West
Macarthur Legal Centre
Traxside Youth Health Services
Campbelltown City Council
Ryde City Council
Sydney City Council with South Sydney Youth Services
Judge and Sponsor of the Department of Educations ‘Youth Rock’ since 2000
Sponsor of Starlight Foundation Ball in Canberra 2004
Working with MusicOz Awards since 2012
Hard Rock Cafe events with Kathy Howard – former manager of Australian music sensation 1927 and Crowded House
Participated in charity event with Michael Chugg Entertainment 2002
HOME– Sydney Night Club
Australian Teachers Magazine
Sponsor of Crush Roadshow
“Combining drug and alcohol awareness with the music industry and young performers are a recipe for success”- Shane Brown, DIRECTOR, South Sydney Youth Services.
“I have been very impressed with the concept of Jam 4 Awareness project led by Colin Foster who also works for UnitingCare Burnside Reconnect Program. ‘Jam 4 Awareness’ provides an excellent opportunity for young people to participate in a music event that communicates important information about youth issues, promotes self-confidence and positive social interactions. I highly recommend the ‘Jam 4 Awareness’ project to be considered by every school and would be more than happy to initiate it as a project to complement the work of the Education Support Program in Macarthur.” – Michelle MacMillan, Coordinator Education Support, Burnside.
NSW Police Force School Liaison Police unit –
“This fun and safe environment that ‘Jam 4 Awareness’ is able to bring to a school is seen by the NSW Police Force as a very effective way of engaging young people in schools. I look forward to continuing work with Colin and the ‘Jam 4 Awareness’ team in the future. – Michael Whyte, SERGEANT, NSW SCHOOL LIAISON POLICE.
ther suppport includes;
Eleven: A Music Company & John Watson Management- John manages acts Birds of Tokyo, Cold Chisel, Daniel Johns (former Silverchair) , Midnight Oil, Peter Garrett, Paul Mac and others.
The Music Network: Keith Welsh – a former member of Ice House, The Music Network/John Woodruff managed such acts as Savage Garden, Baby Animals, The Angels, Diesel, Boom Crash Opera and others.
Colin Seeger – Author of ‘Music Business’, former Director of Warner & Chappel Publishing- London and intellectual property management consultant.
Ample Property Solutions
Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Brian McFadden – former Westlife
Shauntelle Sagigi – Indigenous Affairs
Muslim Women’s Association
NRL ‘One Community’ *Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well* campaign
G-Sport Clothing Company