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 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 using social emotional learning research related to the development of employability skills for young people. The programs provide young people in each community with the opportunity to train with elite basketballers and skilled coaches, providing guidance on the importance of attitude, education, and healthy lifestyles. Stand Tall program participants enjoy inspiring and engaging activities and hear inspirational life messages delivered by basketball industry role models.
Stand Tall programs are designed to be: Inspiring, Inclusive, Interactive, & Fun