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The Port Stephens Real Futures Foundation

Delivering youth programs to the community of Port Stephens that work!

OUR MISSION is to assist secondary school students in Port Stephens in reaching their full potential through job preparedness, motivation and skill development. “Real Futures - making futures real for our youth”

The Real Futures Foundation was founded on the philosophy that schools and the local community are partners in the support and development of their young people who have reached a critical crossroad in their lives, and to ensure they find a productive future in either furthering their education and training, or securing suitable employment.  Real Futures was first formed in 2003 through a partnership with the Beacon Foundation and its flagship “No Dole” program. See for full details on the Beacon Foundation.

The Real Futures Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization which has an established track record of helping to inspire and motivate students to either stay in school and increase their educational engagement and attainment, or choose a positive pathway that enables successful transition to employment, further education or training. 

Through innovative and multi-faceted programs provided by the Real Futures Foundation, Year 10 students from our two local secondary schools, Tomaree High School and St Philips Christian College, are provided with assistance to help them pursue a productive pathway and set realistic goals to further their education, take advantage of training opportunities and undertake work experience or work placement.

Our Programs

Check out the our students from Tomaree High School's Manequin Video from the Brick and Block Laying project commenced in 2016.

What's coming up?

General Meeting - May 8th 7am - Horizons Golf Resort

Come along and support us or volunteer behind the BBQ with our fun and friendly team - these BBQ's are staffed generously by the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay and we thank them for their support...

  Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser - Bunnings Taylors Beach March 25th 2018
  Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser - Bunnings Taylors Beach June 10th 2018
  Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser - Bunnings Taylors Beach September 9th 2018
  Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser - Bunnings Taylors Beach November 4th 2018