The Huddle works with young people to enhance social cohesion.
Established in 2010 to improve social cohesion by systematically addressing the causes of disengagement among young people, The Huddle’s programs target youths from migrant and refugee backgrounds in inner Melbourne, and across the North and West of the city.
In 2014, The Huddle worked with over 6,000 young people, who attended the programs more than 25,000 times.
Programs are developed and delivered by The Huddle’s staff and volunteers, in conjunction with the North Melbourne playing group and young people from the local community. Technology, sport, positive education, team building, mentoring and role models are used to challenge and engage, to create active community participants and to develop young people into leaders.
The Huddle’s multi-faceted approach to addressing social cohesion has been underpinned by ongoing formal and informal consultation with community and education leaders as well as young people from within the community.
The Huddle is a joint initiative of the North Melbourne Football Club, the Scanlon Foundation, and the Australian Multicultural Foundation.
For more information, visit The Huddle website.