Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)
Keeping Kids on the 'Basket' Ball; Both Males and Females Think It's Cool
Byline: TIM HOWARD email@example.com
Nutrition, Health, Well-being
Substance Misuse, Emotional, Physical Abuse, Self-Harm
Conflict Resolution, Impulse Control, Anger Management
Communication and Decision Making
Confidence, Self Esteem and Making Positive Choices
Personal Identity and Community Engagement Skills
Cultural Development and Awareness
THE hunt is on for people to take advantage of an initiative to take part in a program to help combat anti-social behaviour in young people.
Midnight Basketball is a national social inclusion program to help young people identify and embrace positive opportunities.
With a a[approximately]No Work-Shop, No Jump-Shot' slogan, this innovative program is designed to engage teenagers in a safe and motivating environment, and has proven popular in a number of centres across Australia.
Designed for youth between the ages of 12 to 18, the tournament will run for eight weeks from 7pm to 11.30pm on Fridays, with all participants safely home by midnight.
Teams are given a healthy dinner, complete a life-skills workshop, and play tournament basketball over the course of the evening.
The program and workshops are highly structured, with a focus on life skills and job readiness. …