The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.
Since opening its first academy for 25 boys in 2000 the foundation has grown to cater for about 5,500 boys in 91 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under-privilege can lead to alienation, anger and more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and in turn raise their self-esteem.
The Chifley College Bidwill Clontarf Academy has been running since Term 2, 2016 and currently works with over 50 Indigenous male students who attend the school.
If you would like more information on the program please contact Doug Want on 0438 922 167.