Empower through EDUCATION

Introduction

Carey Right Track Foundation believes that to make significant change and to fully empower young people to be leaders and significant people of influence in their communities requires education.

We endevor through practical, technical and higher education to equip the young people we come in contact with to take those skills, experiences and knowledge back to their communities to make stronger, healthier, better communities.

By utilising our links with Athletics Australia, Initiate Australia and Carey Baptist College we aim to link leaders and future leaders with short and medium term education courses such as coaching courses and certificate courses.

2.  FLAME (Future Leaders Athletics Mentoring Experience) Karalundi

The foundation has been running track and field day camps in Geraldton since 2010 providing specialised athletics coaching youth throughout the Mid West of WA.  The camp is open to all youth in the Mid West from year 7 and over.  

In 2017 we are moving to a residential camp out of Karalundi Aboriginal Education Centre (50km north of Meekatharra).  The camp is aimed to empower local leaders and future leaders through athletics.  

There will be 4 programs run simultaneously aimed at different participants:

1.  Karalundi Coaching Course - 18 years old plus - This is an introductory course aimed to empower participants with the knowledge, skills and experience to help run an athletics program.  At completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation from Athletics Australia.

2. Meekatharra FLAME - High School students - 4 day residential camp that will include athletics training and mini competition, mentoring with a local community leader and cultural activities.

3.  Meekatharra Junior - Primary School students - participate in day camps with athletics and cultural fun activities.

4.  Carey FLAME - Students from Carey Baptist College travel from Perth to Meekatharra to listen to, learn from and build relationships with Meekatharra young people.

Coaches and athletic mentors include state and national medalists from Canning Districts Athletics Club.  A group a student athletes from Carey Baptist College also travel up as participants and junior coaches and the aim is to build community and relationships between city and remote youth.  

For more detail and to sign up, please refer to the registration on the home page.

Team

Dr Carolyn Montgomery heads up the team exploring how to empower indigenous youth through education.

To contact Carolyn please email her at cmontgomery@carey.wa.edu.au