Souths Cares

Souths Cares was established in 2006 as an independent charity which maintains a close affiliation with the South Sydney Rabbitohs Football Club. Our mission is to support disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through delivering education, training, health and employment initiatives.

Souths Cares leverages the popularity of Rugby League and the Rabbitohs brand to achieve a positive social impact within our key focus areas. We help children and youth 'Dream Big' and assist them to excel in education and employment whilst also promoting healthy and active lifestyles within our community.

 
 
Support our School to Work Mentoring Program 'Nanga Mai Marri: Dream Big!' $20
Support our School to Work Mentoring Program 'Nanga Mai Marri: Dream Big!'
Support our School to Work Mentoring Program 'Nanga Mai Marri: Dream Big!'

For the past 6 years, Souths Cares has been running a school to work mentoring program for Aboriginal high school students called ‘Nanga Mai Marri’. The phrase Nanga Mai Marri translates to ‘Dream Big’ in the traditional Aboriginal language of the Gadigal people.

The program is about supporting Aboriginal high school students to Dream Big, achieve their High School Certificate and then successfully transition to employment or tertiary education after leaving school.

We aim to address two key areas of inequality in Australia for Aboriginal young people:

  • Across Australia, only 62% of Aboriginal students achieve their High School Certificate compared to 86% of non-Aboriginal students.  

  • Unemployment rates for Aboriginal youth are more than double the unemployment rates for non-Aboriginal youth.

The Nanga Mai Marri Program has achieved some fantastic results within Aboriginal education and employment, including:

  • Last year our students achieved a 95% success rate for obtaining their HSC.

  • Our 2016 school leavers achieved an 89% success rate for successfully transitioning to employment and/or tertiary education within 6 months after leaving school.

Contributions to the Nanga Mai Marri program help us provide students with resources to achieve their education and employment goals. These items include:

  • Short training courses to help up-skill our students for employment.

  • Leadership Camps to help students connect with culture, develop teamwork and develop their leadership capabilities.

  • Practical resources to help our young people transition into the workplace- e.g. workboots, uniforms, corporate clothes. 

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Kick Start a Career a For Job Seeker $60
Kick Start a Career a For Job Seeker
Kick Start a Career a For Job Seeker

A $60 donation enables Souths Cares to purchase a pair of work boots for a job seeker begining work in the construction industry. 

After long term unemployment, our job seekers have limited funds to purchase essential work wear- which forms a barrier to entering employment.

Help kick start a job seekers career by donating a pair of work boots!

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Breakfast Bootcamp For At-Risk High School Students $80
Breakfast Bootcamp For At-Risk High School Students
Breakfast Bootcamp For At-Risk High School Students

An $80 donation provides a one hour group training session and a healthy breakfast for up to 20 high school students.

Our 'Breakfast Bootcamps' start at 7am and build discipline and teamwork for at-risk high school students. We provide a high intensity group training session, followed by a healthy breakfast and then ensure students attend their first lesson of the day on time. 

We bring students, mentors, teachers and community members together to build relationships which support young people's education.

We also have opportunities for donors to attend a Breakfast Bootcamp as well. If interested, please contact Angus Robilliard- arobilliard@rabbitohs.com.au

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Sponsor a Primary School Class (30 students) to Complete the Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program $270
Sponsor a Primary School Class (30 students) to Complete the Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program
Sponsor a Primary School Class (30 students) to Complete the Rabbitohs Wellbeing Program

Our Wellbeing Program has been created to help primary school students improve their physical and emotional health. The Wellbeing program includes 5 focus areas: 

• Anti-bullying

• Staying Safe Online

• Get Active, Get Moving

• Healthy Nutrition

• Dream, Believe, Achieve (Goal Setting)

We use high profile athletes and ambassadors to deliver the key learning messages- this has a profound impact for the students who see our program facilitators as role models and heroes.

Each student who participates receives a gift pack and resources which will help them lead a healthy and active lifestyle in the future.

A donation of $270 will enable one Primary School class (30 students) to complete the Wellbeing Program, ensuring our young people are healthy, active and happy!

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Mentoring for an Aboriginal High School Student for One Year $1760
Mentoring for an Aboriginal High School Student for One Year
Mentoring for an Aboriginal High School Student for One Year

We facilitate a mentoring program called Nanga Mai Marri which means 'Dream Big' in the traditional Aboriginal language of the Gadigal people. 

Our Nanga Mai Marri program helps disadvantaged, Aboriginal high school students achieve two outcomes: 

1. Complete their HSC

2. Transition from school into employment or tertiary education.

A donation of $1760 provides mentoring for an Aboriginal high school student for one year. Help our students DREAM BIG and achieve their education and employment goals.

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Thank you to all our supporters, you are amazing and you make us what we are today. We wish you a very merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with love and laughter.

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