The Michael Long Leadership and Learning Centre is changing the lives of young Indigenous Territorians. Based at TIO Stadium in Darwin, the state-of-the art sport, education and accommodation facility delivers leadership and personal development programs using sport to keep kids motivated.
MACC has formed a unique partnership with the centre to help young people learn about road safety. With the indigenous population significantly over represented in road safety statistics, the Commission’s investment in the partnership will see road safety awareness and education as a core component of the program. Teachers and others from the local community are involved throughout the week long camp so they can take the messages home with them.
The centre will engage with approximately 1000 indigenous students each year aged 12-17 as they attend a week long, structured, tailored and measured educational program, delivered by professional educators in a safe, residential, sports themed facility. Students will gain accreditations contributing to their NT Certificate of Education.
It’s about taking this serious message and making it fun using sport, art, hands-on activities and games. The aim is to create generational change in road user attitudes and behaviours to reduce death and serious injury.