Sports people and other role models run programs and activities with young people in the custodial centres as the basis for establishing relationships and encouraging healthy activities often not experienced before. These relationships lead to participation in a range of community activities and build self-confidence.
The use of high profile media, sports and arts personalities as role models initially attract young people’s interest, ensure quality activities, and engender a sense of self-worth for participants, who never imagined that such people would give them time and attention.
Whitelion has a strong link through this program to many sporting and community organisations. Role models have included AFL footballers, Olympic and Paralympic champions, artists, musicians, media personalities, Koori role models and others.
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Program Manager, Youth & Role Model Programs
03 9389 4459