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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.

The Power Community Youth Program involves Port Adelaide Football Club players and female athletes from various sports promoting healthy lifestyle choices to students in year’s five to seven. The program is delivered in school by the athletes, who facilitate the program through a series of three visits with the below format:

  • Week One – Healthy Lifestyles; Nutrition, Exercise and Sleep
  • Week Two – Respect and STEM
  • Week Three – Whole school assembly with Q & A

 

The program engages 25,000 primary school students each year.

The Government of South Australia is the major partner with Seeley International and Braemar Heating and Cooling as program partners.

Direct enquiries to Cassie Pyman, Youth Programs Coordinator at cpyman@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, Youth Programs Coordinator at lkennedy@pafc.com.au 

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

The program targets young men in Year 10 across South Australia and aims 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 men the opportunity to discuss the issue of violence against women and explore respectful relationships.  In doing so, the program provides the information and skills necessary for young men to make informed choices to prevent violent behaviours in society.

 

Direct enquiries to Jake Battifuoco, Youth Programs Manager at jbattifuoco@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 female athletes from a variety of sports.

Power Community Limited has developed the program in conjunction with the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) based on Professor Martin Seligman’s PERMA dashboard of wellbeing with extra elements added to provide an evaluation of individual and social wellbeing.

The PERMA+ model comprises 9 key elements including positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, achievement plus optimism, fitness, nutrition and sleep.

Curriculum areas include positive thinking, gratitude, mindfulness, growing from challenges and goal setting.

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

 

Direct enquiries to Cassie Pyman, Youth Programs Coordinator at cpyman@pafc.com.au 

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Youth in Power are a group of young people between the ages of 12 to 25, who are currently creating an insightful link between the Port Adelaide Enfield Council and youth in the area. Through monthly meetings at various locations, the group aims to create a change for youth and a sense of connection to the community.

 

Direct enquiries to Lisa Kennedy, Youth Programs Coordinator at lkennedy@pafc.com.au

Premier's Be Active Challenge

Port Adelaide Football Club 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 Cassie Pyman, Youth Programs Coordinator at cpyman@pafc.com.au  

Premier's Reading Challenge

Port Adelaide Football Club 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 Cassie Pyman, Youth Programs Coordinator at cpyman@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, Youth Programs Coordinator at lkennedy@pafc.com.au