One of the biggest community programs undertaken by the Aquis Gold Coast Titans players this year is the Deadly Futures Program.
The aim of the program is to influence Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander high school students to choose a pathway to lead them to success but to also help them deal with setbacks and empower them to find their feet and continue on their journey.
During the majority of the last school term Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, nominated by local high schools, having been attending workshops every Friday. Topics at the workshop included, culture, identity, respect, resilience, goal setting, health and relationships.
The final workshop was facilitated by the Preston Campbell Foundation, focusing on Music, Dance and Celebration. All participants were joined by current Titans NRL players for a meet and greet, followed by a special guest judging the player’s performance as they participate in the music and dance activities.
To conclude the program, a presentation was held for the students with Titans players Nathan Peats, Ash Taylor, Jarrod Wallace and Karl Lawton all on hand to congratulate them for their hard work.
The program has been a huge success and has helped participants to learn more about their culture, deal with setbacks and empower them to find their feet as they complete their final years of high school.
A big thank you must go to the Preston Campbell Foundation, Deadly Choices, Sixth Senses Resort and the NRL who fund the program through the All Stars Game.