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The Empowering Youth program encourages students who are enrolled in a flexible learning option (FLO) to stay connected with their education and to take responsibility for themselves and others by making positive decisions in relation to their health, lifestyle and career path.

The goal of the program is to provide students with a set of tools used by the Port Adelaide Football Club players to help them make positive choices and become more physically active and socially engaged within the community.

Program delivery takes place each fortnight over the course of one semester and involves a mix of class work, physical activity, excursions and a graduation ceremony.  Students are also eligible to complete 10 SACE credits for Community Learning upon completion of the program.

The program also includes an excursion to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base, Edinburgh, to work with Australian Defence Force Members from 7RAR. The focus of the day is on team work and resilience, where students experience a number of activities conducted by military personnel in the Royal Australian Air Force. The excursion is offered as a reward for attendance and participation across all weeks of the program.

Direct enquiries to Kate Brereton, Youth Programs Coordinator at kbrereton@pafc.com.au

“The Empowering Youth Program has helped me gain confidence in myself and encouraged me to become a more social person. The program has also helped me to work hard at school and as a result gain work experience with the Port Adelaide Football Club. Participating in work experience has helped me gain a better understanding of myself, the role of the program coordinators and what amazing work the club does within the community.” – Ebony, Empowering Youth participant

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