Shooting Stars empowers Aboriginal girls and women to make informed choices about their education and employment journey, helping them shoot for the stars. The program combines advocacy and support, engagement activities, rewards, and health and well-being sessions to strengthen participants’ confidence, cultural identity, and positive attitudes, while promoting health and well-being
Shooting Stars Vision: Empowered Aboriginal Girls and Women
Our purpose is to not only support young Aboriginal girls to increase their school attendance and engagement, but to help strengthen their confidence, cultural identity, and positive attitudes. We work with participants to grow their capacity and resources to make informed decisions for themselves, unlocking the door to self-determination and empowering them to reach their full potential.
At Kiara College the Shooting Stars program combines advocacy and support, engagement activities, rewards, and health and wellbeing sessions to strengthen participants’ confidence, cultural identity, and positive attitudes, while promoting their health and wellbeing.
The program operates with a minimum target of 80% attendance at school for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls, with a goal to increasing this to over 90%. All individual participants’ school attendance data is tracked on a weekly basis and summarised at the end of each term so that we can monitor and track the success and cut-through that the program is having. Our program coordinators analyse the data weekly to both highlight improvements and identify individuals who may require additional support.
In conjunction with the school, and other key Aboriginal community corporations, tailored attendance plans are put in place to support each student. These plans include strategies that address issues such as transportation issues, lack of food and inappropriate uniforms. All plans and strategies are trauma informed to ensure participants are provided with the necessary foundations for success.