RUNNER UP - Outstanding Community-run OSHLSP: Anglicare Homework Club, Corio

Anglicare Homework Club Corio- Anglicare – RUNNER UP

The aim of the Anglicare Homework Club in Corio is to provide a space for newly arrived young people to make friends, build social connections and develop positive relationships with their peer-tutors. Students are supported to complete homework and practise their English language skills. The program is innovative in its use of local school partnerships- in addition to the peer tutors, Kardinia College and Geelong Grammar provide expert teaching staff to train and guide the student peer-tutors and to offer additional support to the Homework Club. Along with academic progress, the relationship building component of the Anglicare program is essential. Newly arrived students work with a consistent, reliable tutor in a safe and supportive environment.