St Albans Secondary College students at Future Focus graduation

Our Future Focus program aids the transition from primary to secondary education and encourages young people in Years 7 and 8 to make positive choices for the future.

We launched the pilot in 2016 with generous funding from the Colonial Foundation and were pleased to see it was a great success. We hosted our first graduation event in June this year at the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation at Whitten Oval. It was wonderful to see many of these young people undergo a transformation in their confidence, with many giving speeches on the night, supported by proud parents in the audience. We also held an awards night in November for our Year 7s to celebrate reaching the halfway point of the program – a great achievement.