Chase x ThreeSixty
ThreeSixty Trampoline Park is excited to announce that we are now working in conjunction with CHASE: Community Health Advancement and Student Engagement
CHASE is a mentor-ship program that aims to increase health literacy, community engagement and access to tertiary education for high school students in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Melbourne’s western suburbs comprise a high proportion of low socioeconomic and migrant communities. In some suburbs within this region, the percentage of overweight and obese residents is 50 per cent, one in seven adults suffer from type II diabetes and males have the lowest life expectancy in urban Victoria.
Medical and Master of Public Health students from the University of Melbourne established the CHASE program in 2013 with funding provided by the University’s Equity Innovation Grant. The program has affiliations with many departments within the University and is currently being delivered in three high schools – Copperfield College, Essendon Keilor College and Staughton College.
The program connects high school students with CHASE mentors studying at the University of Melbourne, with the goal of making a difference to the health literacy of these teenagers, empowering them to do their part to transform the future health outcomes of their community.
ThreeSixty believes in the values of Health, Education and Community that CHASE aims to promote.