TO TRANSFORM YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED REMOTE, OUTBACK INTERVENTION PROGRAMS.
Operation Flinders Foundation is to provide young men and women who have been identified as being at risk, with demanding outdoor challenges and support, to help them develop their personal attitudes and values of self-esteem, motivation, team work and responsibility so they may grow as valued members of the community.
OPERATION FLINDERS EXISTS TO BE THE LEADING PROVIDER OF QUALITY REMOTE OUTBACK ADVENTURE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK.
Young people identified as “at risk” are provided with a psychological circuit breaker intended to increase resilience in order to tackle the challenges of life. The program is especially designed for those from environments with family dysfunction, drug abuse, and physical abuse to improve self-confidence and self-esteem, ability to work in teams, and ability to accept responsibility.
Operation Flinders participants demonstrated significantly improved self-esteem, attitudes towards criminal behaviour, and classroom behaviour.
2014 - Flinders University PhD candidate research surveying 59 schools, 600 young people and 100 teachers.