Engagement And Empowerment

School Attendance Program

The School Attendance Program is a reward and recognition driver run in the Katherine region to increase school attendance rates of young people in the Northern Territory. The program is run through incentives for students who attend at least 80% of classes each term. 

 Successful students are sent Hawthorn merchandise as encouragement to continue to consistently attend school. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to participate in organised games of football after school, run by AFLNT trainees who are trained young adults in the community. 

 In 2022, the School Attendance Program was run in 12 remote Northern Territory school communities. 

Worawa Aboriginal College

Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville is a boarding college for young Indigenous women from different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. The girls partake in mainstream studies whilst further developing their own cultural education. Through the partnership with Worawa College, Hawthorn provides Indigenous students with relevant work experience through a cadetship where students spend a term working at the club across many parts of the business.