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About Us

Our Mission

Imagine a world where every young person, no matter their background, had an equal chance at a successful future.

A world in which all young people have an equal opportunity to succeed in education, employment and life. 

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Many at-risk young people feel marginalised from mainstream society, due to language difficulties, cultural differences, and the history of rapid change and dispossession for youth in these communities, with many young people suffering greatly from intergenerational trauma, poor nutrition, depression and suicide, multiple health issues, and lack of engagement with schools, employers, and the wider community.

There is significant evidence to support a program approach that uses strong support frameworks, particularly in regard to employment pathways for the target group, with the program including a focus on increasing employment training and opportunities for those transitioning out of school to close the employment gap that exists.
 

Bounce runs unique basketball and employment programs that use resiliency-based principles to help at-risk young people develop a successful mindset and future focus, both on and off the court.

The programs draw upon global social emotional learning research to provide benefit in the development of transferrable social emotional skills. 

Our Mission is to use basketball to connect and build motivation, resiliency and employment opportunities for young people in our communities

With a focus on Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, we exist to deliver unique basketball programs that build resiliency for young people at risk, using innovation through basketball, education and employment to create 'out of reach' opportunities that inspire and motivate change.

Since launching in 2016, Charity Bounce has the following demographics across programs:

  • 59% males and 41% females

  • 41% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants

  • 21% newly arrived refugee and humanitarian participants

  • 8% homeless and foster care participants

  • 5% participants with a disability

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Every $50 funds another youth coach for a free coaching session in the communities that need it most

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Meet The Team

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      TRACY WILLIAMS

      Global Ambassador

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      STACY STANLEY

      Youth Engagement & Programs

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      KAYLA FRANCHESCA

      Social Media & Content

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      IAN HEININGER

      CEO

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      KATE SAVAGE

      Partnerships & Employment

      Our Board

      With experience across community, business, sport and government organisations, the board is responsible for Charity Bounce’s strategic direction, organisational efficiency and ongoing improvement. Committed to invest into the long-term vision, the board continually focuses on delivering positive outcomes for the young people who access our programs.

      Our Ambassadors

      Our Advisors and Experts

      We take the job of inspiring positive change seriously and are committed to systems of ongoing improvement. Our expert panel of advisers plays a key role in building a ‘best practice’ organisation. Meet some of the people who have influenced this goal.

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