United Way Glenelg Initiative

Portland Engagement Program

Sponsor a student placement

The Portland Re-Engagement Program is a campus of Portland Secondary College which caters specifically for students who have disengaged or are at risk of doing so from mainstream education. 

Students come from all backgrounds and are disengagaed from mainstream education for a wide range of reasons. What they have in common is a strong desire to improve their chances of success in life. Our focus is on assisting them to make a positive contribution to their community by transitioning to further education, training or employment.

The South Portland setting is homely, class sizes are small, and students and teachers build strong and supportive relationships that foster both social and academic growth and give our students the very best chance of achieving their personal goals.

Smaller class sizes and individual attention are the cornerstones of the centre’s success. However, this comes with a significantly higher cost than mainstream education models. Currently, the program is funded by the Portland Secondary College and charitable donations.

The continuation of the program, however, is a year to year proposition unless a sustainable funding source can be secured.

Businesses, families, or individuals are invited to sponsor a student for $2000 annually. Smaller contributions for partial sponsorship are also gratefully accepted.

This tax-deductible donation will allow a student to continue their education at the centre and give them the very best chance of success in life.

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United Way Glenelg Sponsor a Student Placement Initiative
BSB: 033-656
ACC: 238688

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Help us make a positive impact on the lives of those living in the Glenelg Shire region. Make your secure, tax-deductible donation.