Boorowa Central School students get TUFF

Boorowa Rotary Past President Stephen Maree congratulating Andrew Corcoran of Boorowa Central School on the TUFF initiative.
Boorowa Rotary Past President Stephen Maree congratulating Andrew Corcoran of Boorowa Central School on the TUFF initiative.

Last term Boorowa Central School initiated the boy's mentoring program TUFF (Talking and Upskilling the Fellas Forum) to give the boys a mentor to talk to when in need of support and to check in on them regularly.

The program hopes to guide our young men through the difficult years of their life and deconstruct masculinity in a way that does not shame young men for living a stereotype.

Instead the program creates an honest conversation about whether the stereotype society expects them to live up to is working for them.

The TUFF program has been a great success and recently Mr Andrew Corcoran and Mr John Keighley, mentors at the school, attended the recent Boorowa Rotary Club meeting to explain the program to them and request assistance for funding to make the program a success.

Rotary were very impressed with the efforts of the staff, gave some great ideas on how to make the program even better and announced that they would sponsor the program for 2019.

It was a very generous gesture from Rotary and the boys at school are very thankful.

With the funds they hope to host events at the school, invite speakers to talk to the boys and take them on a resilience building trip at the end of the year to Charlotte's Pass.