Breakfast Club launching in Melbourne
We are excited to announce the expansion of our weekly Breakfast Club sessions in Melbourne! Come join us every Saturday at the Hoops247 Indoor Sports Centre in Dandenong South Melbourne from 9am to 11am for some fun, growth and learning on and off the court. Coaching the sessions will be the amazing Zoe Zwerling. Zoe is an Australian/American basketball player who played Division 1 at Northeastern University. She is now playing for the NBL1 while coaching young players for over 10 years sharing her knowledge and experience with the goal of passing these on to the next generation.
Special guest for the launch will be our very own Global Ambassador and former Harlem Globetrotter Tracy Williams!
The program is for young people, 12-19 years old and Launches Saturday the 11th June from 9am-11am at Hoops 247– 41 Princes Highway, Dandenong South. The program runs every Saturday from 9am-11am.
What is Breakfast Club?
The Breakfast Club is a free open access basketball resiliency program for 12-19 years delivered every Saturday in communities to deliver social impact outcomes through 4 key activities:
- Leadership and Resiliency skills development.
The programs include both on and off court activities including basketball skills & drills using social emotional learning research related to the development of resiliency and employability skills for young people.
- Stand Tall Youth Coach- Employment Pathway Opportunities
Young people are trained and provided with paid employment as Stand Tall Youth Coaches to deliver the basketball resiliency programs and develop their personal leadership capacity.
- Athlete role models and volunteer mentors
The program includes transformational leadership mentoring overseen by former Harlem Globetrotter and Transformational Speaker Tracy Williams and professional athlete role models that work alongside mentors. Interested in volunteering…. let us know so we can get you involved!
- ‘Out of reach’ opportunities and flagship events
The programs provide young people with access to a range of ‘out of reach’ opportunities such as flagship holiday events with professional athletes, access to special basketball events, provision of equipment and gear, online athlete sessions, and access to elite programs.
The sessions emphasise leadership, communication and resiliency skills, preparing players for not only the game of basketball but also the game of life, preparing them for the challenges they’ll face in their lives and careers.
Sessions are free
The weekly sessions are completely free of charge! The program is provided through the generosity of private donors and fundraising initiatives. If you’re willing to show us your support via a donation, you can join the Starting 5 Network for around $5 a week. you are welcome to do so through this link but otherwise, feel free to just turn up and join the program.
Register here or join us on the day:
About Charity Bounce
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to build resiliency and positive job futures for young people at -risk (12-24), using innovation through basketball to create ‘out of reach’ opportunities that inspire and motivate change. With a focus on Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees, we aim to move young people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with sporting organisations, engaging professional athletes alongside our youth workers to motivate and inspire participants.
We have a 100% public donation model where private donors cover 100% of the management and administration expenses of Charity Bounce. These private donors invest into our long-term mission, our ability to scale as an organisation, and our commitment to using 100% of public donations for direct program delivery. You can donate and join the Starting 5 Network for around $5 a week.