Remote School Programs
Whitelion offers Stride wellbeing programs through ‘in school’ and ‘school holiday’ activities and workshops for young people in Indigenous communities across Australia to encourage physical, social and emotional health.
The in school activities work to engage with young people in Indigenous communities to improve school participation and attendance, improve health and wellbeing and support the capacity of young people to engage with the broader community.
The school holiday workshops encourage young people in Indigenous communities to participate in sport and recreation, be physically active and develop skills in teamwork, goal-setting, communication and leadership.
These School 4 Life ‘in school’ and ‘school holiday’ programs include (click each one to learn more):
This work is supported through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Social Services, corporate partners and philanthropic trusts. Whitelion’s Stride programs for young people in Indigenous communities work towards the Closing the Gap targets through the following outcomes:
- Engage Indigenous young people in school through innovative facilitation of programs
- Provide meaningful out of school activities to increase school attendance for Indigenous young people
- Increase skills and knowledge within Indigenous communities
- Improve physical, social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous young people to enhance resilience and foster change
- Contribute towards school completion to assist Indigenous young people in their pathway to employment
Closing the Gap is jointly funded by all Australian governments and receives bipartisan support.