The first ever Far North QLD Super League All-Star Weekend proved to be a huge success with over 1500 spectators enjoying the games & events over the Australia Day weekend. Read More
JANUARY 23 – 25, 2009.
Featuring All-Star Basketball teams from Cairns, Papua New Guinea & the Torres Strait. Free Entry to all events! Read More
This Friday (19/12) The Youth Voice Youth Action (Y.V.Y.A) Crew will be hosting the 1st ever YOUTH CHRISTMAS JAM at the Fish tank.
The first ever FNQ Super League All-star weekend will take place over the Australia Day weekend, January 23-25 at the Bendigo Bank Basketball Centre (Fish Tank), 289 Aumuller Street. Read More
Midnight Basketball is back this Friday October 17th at the Fish Tank Read More
Midnight Basketball will be conducted on Friday evenings at the Cairns Basketball Complex. The program will run from 9 p.m. – 12 midnight. on these Friday evenings and will give youth an opportunity to engage in activities and games associated with basketball. These
activities will take place in a supervised and safe - drug, alcohol and tobacco free environment.
The main goal of this program is to build youth assets and healthy lifestyle choices for young people through mentoring schemes, and providing a positive alternate outlet. This program will give youth an opportunity to spend the duration of their Friday evenings in a positive environment, where emphasis is placed on fun, friendship and fitness. Read More >>
An interactive presentation highlighting the importance of education, goal-setting and healthy living will be conducted at schools in the Cairns and surrounding areas. The School-Based Motivational & Educational Program will be focused on students who are currently attending high-school.The main outcome of the School-Based Motivational & Educational Program is for the students to have positive role-models that they can connect with, visit their school and deliver a positive message, helping students to develop or enhance that intrinsic motivation, which they will need to be successful in life. Read More >>
D.R.E.A.M.S: Dedication – Responsibilities – Education – Attitude – Motivation - Self-Image
The DREAMS program is designed and delivered to children, youth and young parents with the youth age 5yrs-25yrs. The DREAMS program is part of the Department of Communities Alcohol Demand funding for the Hopevale Aboriginal Community. The DREAMS program is delivered to Hopevale children and youth going to school in Cairns, (Peace Lutheran College & Djarragun College), Cooktown (Cooktown S.H.S) and Hopevale (Hopevale State School). DREAMS will also help disengaged youth and young parents in the Hopevale Aboriginal community. Read More >>
The focus of the Big Brother / Big Sister Mentoring scheme is to further expand the relationship between troubled youth and H.D.P Mentors.Many Indigenous kids lack positive role-models in their lives and because of this, many of these youth become engaged in deviant behaviours. The Big Brother / Big Sister Mentoring Scheme gives these kids the opportunity to make positive and personal connection to H.D.P Mentors, through a variety of different recreational and educational activities. At these activities, the H.D.P Mentors will be continually promoting and reinforcing the importance of staying in school and leading active, healthy & crime-free lifestyles. Read More >>