The Streets Movement Organisation or TSM is a community development organisation which provides programs, pathways and opportunities for youth through education, economics and empowerment helping them to build a future for themselves, families and communities. TSM utilises the guiding virtues of liberty, justice and equity as a foundation in building community development opportunities around the world.
With humble roots, in what started as a small community centre in south Cairns, we’ve grown into an ideological movement and development organisation, which has extended beyond the North Australian region around the world.
Our vision is to build strong communities and provide greater opportunity for all, built on the values of liberty, justice and equity.
The delivery is simple. Passionate people, becoming agents of change; using the skills they have to give back to their community.
Initially, the founders brought their skills and knowledge of boxing. This is why TSM began its initial work as a small community centre and gymnasium. A place where young people could come and be together, learn the fighters’ mentality and at the same time, create a brother and sisterhood within the community to help build the community.
“TSM represents an idea. The idea that we can do more, be more and achieve more. Not only for ourselves, but for our families, our communities and indeed our world. That idea is fundamental for our youth as they are the future, and the lessons and teachings which they take away today will be the world which is built tomorrow.” – Jesse Martin, Founder, The Street Movement Organisation.
TSM has expanded over the years. Today we encompass a diverse range of outreach and community programs across multiple continents with everything from sport, academia, music, arts and creative media, business development and human capacity building programs. We run a range of local, national and international programs, from the street and grass roots level, through to regional community programs and state partnered initiatives.
TSM works across three continents, building opportunity for youth through education, pathways and empowerment. All our programs and initiatives are designed to create positive pathways, build capacity and opportunity for those whom need it most. All are underpinned by the primary desire to develop strong, connected and proactive communities, with the ethos of “fighting today for a better tomorrow”.
Not a fight with fists, but a fight of mentality, determination and the will to build ourselves and our communities. A fight to make a difference, by being agents of change and being an example of that which we wish to see in our world. At TSM, we fight today for a better tomorrow. Join us and help make our community stronger.
“You have the power to change things, you have the power to stand up and give back. If you want to change the world and your community, then change starts with you.” – Jesse Martin.