A Community of Saints 2018 Community Perspective 2018 - Page 13

Next Generation Multicultural Schools Program Our Multicultural Schools Program reached 25 primary schools across the western region of the Greater City of Dandenong and wider Bayside area. The program was also introduced into high schools through an AFL skills program for kids that have never previously played football. The program culminated in a gala day with a number of the schools competing in the Saints’ AFL 9s tournament. Next Generation Koorie Homework Club Koorie Homework Club is a great support resource for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander youth in the Frankston region where they are given the opportunity to develop their education in an inclusive environment. The Saints have a close connection with the club where we deliver some football programs and engage with the children through fun physical activities. Next Generation Sudanese Homework Club The Saints continued their connection with The Sudanese Homework Club. The local Frankston group is an initiative which involves student mentors from local secondary schools working with Sudanese youth, many of whom are new Australians. Students are able to connect with the Sudanese community through fun and engaging footy sessions delivered by the Saints.