Community Development Program
We have been working for some time on developing a community program to deliver to schools in the Townsville area. In keeping with the Blackhawk theme we have labeled the program Sky’s the Limit.
The Sky’s the Limit Community Program will contribute to improved academic and social outcomes for schools and students, by leveraging the student’s interest in rugby league and the use of technology as an engagement mechanism to build relationships with hard to reach individuals or groups.
Our footprint begins in our immediate Townsville and District catchment area and extends west over 900km out to Mount Isa. Initially our Sky’s the Limit program will begin in the Townsville area with a pilot program in terms Two and Three. In the off-season, October-February we intend to extend the program into the Western Corridor of our Footprint.
- improved academic performance in the targeted subject areas
- improved student engagement, measured by reductions in absenteeism
- improved school culture and reduction in negative outcomes
- an increase in the number of young people participating in physical activity
- an increase in the number of young people eating a healthy balanced diet
- an increased awareness and understanding of cultural differences
- a reduction in bullying and aggressive behaviours