Hoops for Harmony is the program Charity Bounce uses to connect with primary age students. It’s made of both on and off court activities including basketball skills and interactive learning, providing students with the opportunity to enjoy inspiring and engaging activities. Students also hear key cultural inclusion messages with a focus on Indigenous and culturally diverse student populations, including Newly Arrived Refugee students.
Senior students from local private schools help facilitate a fun, interactive program using a ‘Game Day’ style basketball event that engages primary age students while promoting positive cultural inclusiveness. After the basketball event, the primary students continue to meet with their senior student leaders for four weeks of fun reading and language sessions. One of the highlights for the primary students is teaching their program leader words and phrases from their own language!
Senior students can make a huge impact in a younger student’s life:
Hoops for Harmony provides an amazing opportunity for senior student to gain hands on experience in leadership and understand the value of investing in others. If you are a private secondary school administrator or teacher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get your school more involved!