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First Stronger Futures Alice 3on3 scores goals with young people
Hundreds of students from Alice Springs and the surrounding region enjoyed a day full of activities at the first ever Stronger Futures Alice 3on3 earlier this month.
The free event held at the Alice Springs Basketball Stadium on 19 June featured basketball, rapping, hip hop and break dancing lessons, art workshops and a dance competition.
Hosted by actor Luke Carroll, the event aimed to promote youth leadership and the importance of going to school to get a good education that can lead to a rewarding job in the future.
The event included a specific focus on the Australian Government’s $3.4 billion Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory initiative, which aims to build strong, independent lives, where communities, families and children are safe and healthy.
For event producer Mayrah Sonter of Vibe Australia, the day was a huge success.
“There was positive feedback from everyone. All in all, the event was about encouraging kids to dream big and to believe in themselves and the power of their dreams,“ she said.
Celebrity role models took part in the event and helped to reinforce the importance of staying at school, to get a good job for the future. Role Models included local singer/songwriter and television host Jacinta Price, Move It Mob Style dancers Shari Togo and Milika Blackie-Smith, artist and comedian Kevin Kropinyeri, rapper MC Bryte, DJ Jimblah, New York Marathon Runner Charlie Maher and NT Thunder stars Paul Campbell and Kevin Renehan.
The event also featured a Stronger Futures Expo attended by local organisations, while the Rotary Club of Alice Springs provided a healthy complimentary lunch to all participants.