Todd Williams a.k.a Louie Knuxx is an internationally accomplished musician and pioneering youth worker

Todd Williams a.k.a Louie Knuxx is an internationally accomplished musician and pioneering youth worker

Hip-Hop (Narrative Therapy) - 3 Days

Fun. Relevant. Engaging. Powerful…

The use of hip-hop culture and rap music as a vehicle for change within the context of narrative therapy is powerful, relevant, and importantly validated through academic study.

Influenced heavily by the fundamental social learning concepts that underpin Chin Up Project workshops, we champion a framework that uses hip-hop lyrics to assist in core narrative processes such as deconstructing the problem story, unique outcomes, circulation of the new story and re-membering. 

Todd leads participants through a process of songwriting, reflection, production, and celebration, challenging dominant stories about hip-hop music as a genre that is exclusively misogynistic, irresponsible, derogatory and offensive.

Each participant will have an opportunity to perform what they have produced at the end of the 3 days.

Cost: $534 per person ($178 per day)

For group bookings of 4 of more persons ($150 pp)

Lunch: Provided

Details: 10:00am - 4:30pm

Ages 15 - 21. Participants do not require external supervision. Chin Up Project will provide experienced and qualified youth workers at a ratio of 1:5

Dates: The Hip-Hop (narrative therapy) program has limited participant numbers. Accessible by referral / Expression of interest

  • Preston (7th - 9th January)

  • Footscray (16th - 18th January)

  • Frankston (21st - 23rd January)


Boxing and Fitness Camp - 2 Days

Unique. Fulfilling. Challenging. Life changing…

This is a unique opportunity for young people to be involved in a program consisting of a mix of group discussion, body weight exercises, focus mitt and non-contact boxing drills, as well as mindfulness and meditation.

Young people will improve their self-awareness, particularly in relation to how they understand their own triggers, patterns of escalation and how to recognise when they are becoming angry and how to deescalate.

It's no secret that exercise benefits young people positively impacting their moods and how they feel physically. This program will help to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression by focusing the mind and body in the present moment, while instilling a sense of achievement, building confidence and self-esteem. These physiological benefits are complemented by the expertise our facilitators will bring to the sessions as youth workers with over a decades experience working with at-risk young people.

Cost: $356 per person ($178 per day)

For group bookings of 4 of more persons ($150 pp)

Lunch: Provided

Details: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Ages 14 - 21. Participants do not require external supervision although it is welcomed. Chin Up Project will provide experienced and qualified youth workers and professional trainers at a ratio of 1:5

Dates: Boxing and Fitness Camp has limited participant numbers. Accessible by referral / Expression of interest

  • Sunshine (10th - 11th January)

  • Craigieburn (14th - 15th January)

  • Dandenong (24th - 25th January)

 

Innovative Holiday Program Incursion / Excursion (by appointment)

Bespoke to your needs…

We understand better than most that the youth sector provides challenges around care, logistics, supervision and costs, especially during the School holiday period!

Where practical, we are ready to sit down and work out a specific incursion / excursion to meet your specific needs and organisational objectives.

Chin Up Project has some great connections at recreation centres such as Bounce, Skirmish and Strike Bowling. We are always up for discussing how a mixed session involving physical activities at these centres can work in with our other program offerings. Hit us up! We are down to chat!

Cost: Probably!

Lunch: Probably!

Details: You decide!

Dates: Our schedule is filling up pretty quickly for the holiday period. Get in quick to lock in some days!

Gippsland Self-Discovery Excursion -1 Day

A new perspective…

There isn’t anything out there like this for young people.

  • 90 Minutes of Splat-ball*

  • BBQ lunch next to a river

  • Swimming and Trout Fishing (weather permitting)

  • Hike

  • Camp Fire and self-discovery activity

  • Country Tavern Dinner

We are committed to providing participants an incredible opportunity to challenge themselves, their attitudes and their decision making processes in a range of safe and supportive, yet unfamiliar and at times uncomfortable situations.

To the same end, Chin Up Project facilitators ensure the excursion is full of fun, laughs, and a culture that engenders self-worth, capacity building and pro-social relationships.

*Splat-ball is a lite version of regular paintball but suitable for younger participants. Splatball uses smaller, lighter paintballs and a low velocity, pump action, spring powered paintball marker that is approved for younger participants to use.

Co-founder Dan Cocker at Paintball, discussing identity with some young men

Co-founder Dan Cocker at Paintball, discussing identity with some young men

Cost: $395 per person

For group bookings of 4 of more persons ($360 pp)

Lunch / Dinner: Provided

Details: Leave Melbourne at 7:00am or Cranbourne at 8:00am - return to Melbourne 10:30pm approx.

Ages 16 - 21. Participants do not require external supervision. Chin Up Project will provide experienced and qualified youth workers and professional at a ratio of 1:4

Dates: This excursion is limit to 8 persons max. Accessible by referral / Expression of interest

  • 12th January

  • 19th January