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Research & Outcomes
We wanted to build something truly unique with the community from the ground up.
Research & Outcomes
We wanted to build something truly unique with the community from the ground up.

Photo: Two Nambucca Heads High School students at the Macksville Falcons Touch Football competition.

We started without a ready-made project then took time to listen, foster trusted and strong relationships, and joined forces with our local people using their resources to build something incredible together that really works for our young people.

This page shows some of our journey and why co-designing local projects is so important.

Becoming U Timeline

1:3
Girls between 6-12 participate in sport in a regular basis.
(Aspen Institute, 2019)
40%
40% of teen girls are actively participating in sport
(WSF Teen Sport Report, 2018)
1.13mm
Annually, boys get 1.13 million more sport opportunities than girls.
(National Federation Of State High School Associations 2018-2019)

Nambucca wants a community that:

Celebrates Young People’s Successes

Works together to help young people reach their potential

Creates pathways for young people to have exposure to more life learnings

78%

78% of young people in the Nambucca Valley don’t have mentors.

100% of Becoming U students said that they would not have formed a relationship with their mentor, had it not been for the Becoming U program

Young teenage girls playing 3 x 3 basketball
BY THE AGE OF 17
BY THE AGE OF 17
ONE IN TWO
TEENAGE GIRLS ARE TURNING THEIR BACKS ON SPORT
100%
of students interviewed said they would participate in the Active U program again if they were given the chance.

Discover more about our journey and co-designed projects

You can click on these links to read community consultation findings, documents and reports.

1. Theory of Change – Read Document

2. Community Table Report – Read Report

3. Think Tank Forums – Read Document

 

Becoming U is one of 9 Uniting NSW.ACT Future Horizons initiatives. Future Horizons is a Uniting strategy to articulate our 10-year vision for a more inclusive, connected and just world. It focuses on the locations and communities with the greatest need and highest potential to reverse entrenched cycles of disadvantage. 

Uniting’s investment in the 9 social innovation initiatives involves co-designing, co-funding, trialling, and scaling new programs to meet complex and unsolved social needs. We’ve invested funds to build these Future Horizons programs and break new ground in addressing the challenges faced by our most marginalised individuals and communities. We are inviting other investors and collaborators to join us. 

To learn more, get in touch using the contact form below or by email.

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For taking the leap to support your future self to thrive.

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