Stars Foundation provides a holistic program that supports Indigenous girls and young women to attend and remain engaged at school, complete Year 12 and move into full-time work or further study.
Stars has been offering full-time, in-school support programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria since 2015.
During that time the program has achieved consistently outstanding outcomes, with more than 90 per cent of senior students completing Year 12 in each year.
How Stars Works
The Stars program model is based on strong trusting relationships. The Stars Room provides a culturally safe, warm environment – a place where the girls and young women in our programs feel nurtured and inspired.
Our full-time Mentors provide a diverse range of activities to support Stars students to develop the self-esteem, confidence and life skills they need to participate successfully in school and move into a positive and independent future.
We provide a culturally safe, nurturing environment in a dedicated ‘Stars Room’. This means that the girls and young women in our programs can access the intensive support they need, when and where they need it.
The Stars Model
The Stars program is based around four key pillars of personal development:
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Employment, Education & Training
- Community, Culture & Leadership
Stars offers personal development activities and experiences in many different areas, including academic support, personal health and wellbeing, music, drama and dance, art, cooking and nutrition, and exercise and sport.
Students also take part in community, cultural and volunteering activities to build their life-skills and confidence and further develop their links to culture and community.
Stars has a strong focus on successful transitions from school into full-time work or further study. Both before and after graduation, our full-time Transitions Managers provide intensive support to help our young women move successfully into full-time employment, training or tertiary study.
For more information visit the Stars foundation website