Zac Fook (OB 2010) was the founder of Tippy Toe Co. Australia’s first social enterprise dance school for young people with disabilities. Realising the high demand in the community for more inclusive and accessible extra curricular opportunities, Zac opened Active Eight (A8), a registered NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) service provider and supportive non-profit studio for young people of all disabilities under the age of 25, focused on providing innovative therapy-based programs and interventions.
In 2018, Zac returned to BBC to collaborate and establish the Ninja Warrior Big Brother Program to give BBC students the opportunity to experience allied health and fitness industry career experience, while at the same time enriching the lives of children with special needs.
Zac Fook, Old Collegian (2010)
“Looking back on my time at the College it is defining moments like these, where we are challenged to go outside our comfort zone and do something bigger than ourselves that enables us to become the types of leaders our community and society at large need. This combination with BBC and our A8 members is a perfect match, everybody comes away having gained invaluable skills, perspectives and experiences.”
Charlie Bell, Year 11 on the Ninja Warrior Big Brother Program
“At the beginning of the program I was nervous, having not had much exposure to people with disabilities. However, after working with my little brother I now strive to live my life with as much happiness and joy as he does. Getting to bond with him through the program, and seeing him become more confident in talking to me and asking for assistance, was an absolute highlight and gave me a huge sense of fulfilment.”