WHY WE EXIST
Sport is the ultimate vehicle to facilitate sustainable social and cultural change within our community and we embrace this unique opportunity to make a real difference. Our community programs and partnerships empower us to develop greater opportunities for engagement, inclusion, equality and diversity whilst fostering a culture of collaboration.
INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
Close the gap in Indigenous health and education by delivering programs that focus on improving the education, mental health and social/emotional well-being of Indigenous people. Our aim is to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to reach their full potential.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Increase the awareness of mental health issues and bring about behavioural change by delivering education programs that equip young Australians with the knowledge of, and tools required, to tackle anxiety and depression so they can help themselves and others.
Create programs that empower people of all abilities, genders and cultural backgrounds to collaborate and integrate, creating a sense of equality and belonging. Our aim is to create a more accepting and inclusive community and environment.
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Hear What Our Community Participants Say
"I love that Hawthorn is a family community that involves everyone, I feel very welcomed"
Ollie, AFL Blind Player
"The unique opportunity to try out the wheelchair and vison impairment glasses gave us a real insight into the challenges and skills required. It showcases what people with disabilities can do, normalises their participation, fosters inclusion and raises awareness of the challenges they face. Congratulations on such an awesome initiative, I hope it continues!"
Kelly, Parent of a child who participated in the Hawks For All Program
"The support and generous offers that the Hawks Community Foundation has offered us including game day tickets, tackle your feelings sessions, social media content and more, has been integral in our efforts to continually support our young people, their families and ours, with staff wellbeing being more vital than ever over the past two challenging years. We look forward to continuing to partner with and creatively improve our partnership with the Hawks Community Foundation over the coming years."