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Established in 1997, the Power Community Youth Program was the first educational in-schools program administered by an AFL club. The program is managed by four-time Magarey Medallist Russell Ebert and involves repeat visits to primary schools across the state.

AFL footballers and elite female athletes visit 30,000 primary school students every year to promote positive messages focused on healthy lifestyles and being a good sport.

Students are encouraged to make better decisions and to support their peers.

Curriculum areas include: 

  • Eat Well, Be Active, Don’t Smoke
  • Harmony, Respect and Teamwork

The Government of South Australia is the major partner with Adelaide Airport Ltd as the Regional Partner.

Direct enquiries to Jake Battifuoco, Senior Programs Coordinator at jbattifuoco@pafc.com.au 

Empowering Youth encourages participants to take responsibility for themselves and others by making positive decisions in relations to their health, lifestyle, finances and career path.

The program covers topics that develop physically active and socially engaged young people within the community. 

The program is delivered fortnightly over a semester, involving a mix of class work, physical activity and excursions.

Curriculum areas include: 

  • Leadership, Respect and Gratitude
  • Motivation and Time Management
  • Goal Setting and Positive Decision Making
  • Body Image and Self-Esteem
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Coping with Stress
  • Financial Security and Independence
  • Social Integration, Dealing with Others and Networking
  • Integrity
  • Confidence, Communication and Dealing with Challenging Situations

Over the semester participants will be encouraged to:

  • Take responsibility for themselves and others by demonstrating leadership, respect and making healthy lifestyle choices
  • Plan for the future by managing time, setting SMART goals and planning for a bright financial future.
  • Stay motivated to achieve goals and show resilience with everyday challenges and setbacks.

Participants complete 10 SACE credits for Community Learning when participating in this program.

Direct enquiries to Lisa Kennedy, Community Development Coordinator at lkennedy@pafc.com.au 

Power Community Limited has partnered with the Government of South Australia and Centacare Catholic Family Services in the Power to End Violence Against Women program.

The program will target young men in Year 10 across South Australia and aim to address the prevalence of domestic violence within our community.

Research on domestic violence has told us that by the time young people reach their teenage years most have experienced or witnessed some form of domestic abuse.

This program will provide young people the opportunity to discuss the issue of violence against women and explore respectful relationships. Violence against women needs to be seen as a choice, not a reaction or a response to a given situation.

This program will provide the information and skills necessary to help young men make informed choices to prevent violent behaviours in society.

Direct enquiries to Ross Wait, Senior Programs Manager, at rwait@pafc.com.au

Power to be Positive is a wellbeing and resilience program facilitated by staff from Power Community Ltd, players from the Port Adelaide Football Club, and elite female athletes from a variety of sports.

This format provides students the opportunity to connect with and be inspired by elite athletes.

PCL has developed a program with SAHMRI that is based on Professor Martin Seligman’s PERMA+ model which identifies the basis of happiness and wellbeing.

This model comprises 10 key elements including positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, achievement plus resilience, optimism, fitness, nutrition and sleep.

Curriculum areas include:

  • Gratitude & Growth Mindset Communication
  • Strengths (Values in Action – VIA)
  • Mindfulness
  • Accurate Thinking

The program will provide young people the skills and knowledge necessary to demonstrate resilience when they are confronted with challenging situations.

The program will also aim to improve the wellbeing of all participants involved in the program by introducing them to gratitude exercises.

Direct enquiries to Jake Battifuoco, Senior Programs Coordinator, at jbattifuoco@pafc.com.au.

Community Classroom

Power Community Ltd has established a Community Classroom at Alberton Oval that overlooks the players' swimming pool. The classroom hosts a range of community programs including ACH Life Exercises, The Smith Family Learning Club and Optimistic Kids. The Power Community Classroom sits 30 people and includes a small kitchen and AV requirements.

Direct enquiries to Lisa Kennedy, Community Development Coordinator, at lkennedy@pafc.com.au 

Premier's Be Active Challenge

Power players are ambassadors for the Premier's Be Active Challenge which encourages all children to be active for 60 minutes every day.

Schools can register for the challenge by visiting www.pbac.sa.edu.au

Direct enquiries to Jake Battifuoco, Senior Programs Coordiator - Youth at jbattifuoco@pafc.com.au 

Premier's Reading Challenge

Power players are ambassadors for the Premier's Reading Challenge which encourages all children to read more books, enjoy reading and improve their literacy skills.

Schools can register for the challenge by visiting www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au.

Direct enquiries to Jake Battifuoco, Senior Programs Coordiator - Youth at jbattifuoco@pafc.com.au 

The Smith Family Learning Club

The Smith Family operate Learning Clubs across Adelaide for students to receive additional tuition after school.

The Smith Family have selected the Power Community Classroom as the venue for a Learning Club in the Port.   Up to 30 students attend the Learning Club on Monday nights and receive support and guidance from The Smith Family staff.

Direct enquiries to Lisa Kennedy, Community Development Coordinator, at lkennedy@pafc.com.au