NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEES STAND TALL FOR EDUCATION

Newly arrived refugees Stand Tall for education at Macquarie Uni

NEWLY ARRIVED REFUGEES STAND TALL FOR EDUCATION

This week is Refugee Week and as part of our commitment to refugee young people we were able to focus on education pathways for refugee youth through our Stand Tall program at Macquarie University. Partnering with Macquarie University’s LEAP (Learning, Education Aspiration, Participation) program which delivers engagement initiatives that raise aspirations, create possibilities and actively support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to successfully participate in higher education, we went to work on the court to promote positive education pathways.

 

We were able to deliver a fun and interactive program and it was great to meet all the young people aspiring towards positive education outcomes. The Stand Tall initiative consists of basketball and leadership programs for young people, with a focus on Indigenous and Culturally Diverse groups, including newly arrived refugees. The initiative aims to deliver the Stand Tall strength based programs, utilising basketball drills to develop positive employability skills for young people based on social emotional learning research.

 

A big thanks to Macquarie University and we look forward to seeing the education and employment pathways the young people pursue take shape as they create opportunities for their own future.

 

Getting some action on the court with the refugee youth as they explore education pathways at the Stand Tall program.

Getting some action on the court with the refugee youth as they explore education pathways at the Stand Tall program.

 

Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally Diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional athletes to motivate change and inspire.

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