Buoyed Up with Tackers, is an initiative which assists vulnerable, at-risk children aged
7-12 years to participate in the Tackers Junior Sailing program as a way to
build confidence, self-esteem and engage in an active lifestyle.
provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds with a unique fun-based
opportunity that will enhance their general life skills and capabilities.
Children participate in all three levels of the Tackers program, either during
the school day or over several years. Providing the complete Tackers Pathway is
important in developing skills and allowing participants to transition into
club membership and ongoing participation.
The program eventually aims to train
the participants as Assistant Instructors and Instructors, offering a
vocational pathway or part-time employment, as well as an avenue to give back
to the club.
the ACT in 2012, Communities@Work, the Canberra Yacht Club, Yachting Australia and
the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation established a model for the development of the
program, which has delivered these life skill building programs to over 1,000
of Canberra’s young children.
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the following links for video information about Buoyed Up:
information about ‘Buoyed Up with Tackers’ contact:
Getting disadvantaged kids into sailing.