Target partnered with Geelong Football Club to host ‘The Gathering’, a healthy lifestyle camp for 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from across the greater Geelong region.
The camp saw Geelong players Mathew Stokes, Allen Christensen, Travis Varcoe and Steven Motlop, encourage participants to make healthy life choices that will lead to success in their futures.
Employment was presented as a part of the wellbeing focus. Employment plays an integral part in self-esteem and the economic benefits create the freedom to make positive choices.
To promote and showcase employment, the camp visited Target Geelong to encourage participants to think about employment opportunities with Target. The participants toured the various departments, the stock storeroom and the receiving dock and were interested in the variety of roles.
To show another aspect of Target, Thom Breslin, General Manager Brand Design, talked about his career in design. Thom presented as part of an art workshop, providing a cultural counterpoint to the sports focus of the camp.
Partnering with Geelong Football Club on The Gathering provided the opportunity to get to know the Geelong Aboriginal community while encouraging young people to consider working with Target.