In 2008 the Alcoa Foundation established a partnership with the Clontarf Foundation. The funding allowed Clontarf to open a new academy in Kwinana (Western Australia) at Gilmore College and enabled the expansion of the south west academy to ensure more boys from Bunbury, Collie, Harvey and Pinjarra join the program.
Clontarf’s aim is to help improve the health, employment, education and life skills of Australia’s teenaged male Indigenous population.
The foundation runs academies in partnership with secondary schools.
Its programs operate for the entire school year and utilise sport, activity and social interaction to make school more enjoyable.
Students are able to attend the academy for a maximum of five years, where they strive to improve their life skills and employment prospects and break the cycle of disadvantage.
The Clontarf partnership forms part of Alcoa’s Future Leaders of Industry portfolio.
For further information on the Clontarf Foundation click here .