Stand Tall Women program launch in Chifley
The Women’s Stand Tall Programs have launched a new program in Chifley for the students from year 7 to year 10. The first session was a great turnout with 17 young women turning up after school to get involved! The students from Chifley come from a diverse group of backgrounds, but there was a great sense of inclusion and community as they joined the Bounce family.
Most of the young women were at beginner level, but everyone was eager to learn and respectful of each other and the skill levels achieved. After each session the group sit together and share something positive they have learnt on the day as well as how they can apply what they have learnt in life. The students have been increasing in confidence and it’s great to see them share and encourage their teammates. It’s been very rewarding to see the development of each and every student and we cant wait for the program to continue in Term 4.
The Stand Tall initiative is a basketball and leadership program for young people, with a focus on Indigenous and Culturally Diverse groups, including newly arrived refugees. The initiative aims to deliver a Stand Tall strength based program to develop life and leadership skills, using basketball as a means of engagement and providing an impacting experience that inspires participants to set goals and be motivated about their own future. The programs include both on and off court activities including basketball skills & drills.
The Stand Tall Womens project is supported by the St. George Foundation.
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organization 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.