NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017 17 GRANTS RICHMOND FOOTBALL CLUB AND KORIN GAMADJI INSTITUTE (KGI) Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program The REAL Program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 14-21 years. The program is conducted out of the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) at the Richmond Football Club. REAL engages Indigenous youth at Year 9 level and works with the participants over a number of years to develop their leadership skills so they can reach their full potential. There are three phases of the REAL program including camps, leadership training and career development. SHARING STORIES Cultural Renewal through Digital Storytelling Sharing Stories will work with senior students at Swan Hill North Primary School and members of the Wamba Wamba Indigenous community in and around Swan Hill to conduct a digital storytelling project. Elder Uncle Ron Murray will teach the students the Creation Story of Lake Brolga. The students will go ‘on country’ for a cultural excursion to the site with cultural custodians, teachers and Sharing Stories artist facilitators. A digital story will then be created using ‘Book Creator’. This is a creative tool that enables the students to share their experience with other children in the school by creating a digital story. The digital story can then be used to support other parts of the curriculum. Follow-up and on-going support is provided to the school and community for a minimum of 12 months. SOUTH GIPPSLAND SPECIALIST SCHOOL Performing Arts Project The South Gippsland Specialist School at Leongatha is adapting the school gymnasium to incorporate a performing arts space. A back-drop curtain and theatre lights will be installed along with additional seating. The arts space will enable a high-quality performing arts program to be delivered to 30 students aged 11-18. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a safe and supportive environment. The performing arts program will promote literacy and language development. It will also stimulate creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. SPECTRUM MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRE Spectrum Education Support Program Spectrum provides a weekly homework group for 50 to 60 school students aged 11-18. The students are from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The program is based in Reservoir and delivered in partnership with Darebin City Council. Qualified staff and a range of community volunteers deliver the program. Richmond Football Club and KGI Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre