...to make positive choices in their lives and break the cycle of disadvantage. We run engagement programs for at-risk kids that provide opportunities to strive, connect with their community and experience mutual respect.
We believe every young person has huge potential to be a positive force in their community. All it takes is opportunity and belief. Our job, with your help, is to lift the horizon of possibilities for young people in need.
Night Hoops gives young people a safe, positive and fun way to spend weekend nights. We use a basketball tournament format, but it is about much more than sport. It is about connecting young people with their peers and with community volunteers in a respectful environment, learning valuable life skills and discovering the rewards of being engaged.
The Night Hoops program is designed to cater to at-risk young people but the tournaments are suitable for every anyone aged 12-18 who live in the areas where our program is established (Midland, Fremantle/Cockburn, and Mandurah). Find out more and register to play or volutneer here: nighthoops.org
We give Aboriginal young people the chance to share their unique and beautiful culture with peers from all over the world.
Our Cultural Exchange participants are hosted by United World College South East Asia- one of the world's great multicultural schools; they take part in an international basketball tournament; and have their horizons lifted by the experience of travel.
Before leaving they work with mentors to expand their knowledge of Aboriginal culture and while abroad get to share it while forming friendships and discovering the world of opportunities first hand.
The Young Leaders Program is an initiative which aims to help develop young Aboriginal leaders and create positive role models for the wider community. It leverages the powerful learning environment of the outdoors, and in particular the mountains, as a way to challenge the participants, both physically and mentally.
Stemming from an idea that Lifting Horizons Board Member Patrick Hollingworth after he climbed Mount Everest, the program is based on the notion that to be fit to lead other people, the leader must first have a solid understanding of who they are as individuals, their strengths and weaknesses, their drivers and motivations. Only once the leader has mastered themself, will they be ready to help others. Find out more about Patrick's program at patrickhollingworth.com