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Stars Foundation

Stars General Appeal

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About Stars Foundation

Our vision is to break the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage and see young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women able to choose thier path and participate fully and confidently in the Australian community, enjoying social, cultural and economic well-being. 

We improve education and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women by providing intensive and holistic, school-based education and engagement programs focused on four key areas of personal development - Education, Training and Employment; Healthy Lifestyles; Community, Culture and Leadership, and, Well-being.  

The Stars Model is based on the best available evidence and years of experience. It is specifically tailored to address the needs of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and we are now seeing consistently outstanding results across our programs.

School attendance rates, completion of Year 12 and a successful transition into sustainable employment or further study are some key measures of the impact of the Stars program.

In 2018 outcomes included:

  • Above average attendance rates in all locations, with particularly strong results in remote schools  
  • 97% of Stars students completed Year 12 (compared to national Indigenous rate of just 47%)
  • Over 90% of Stars students transitioned to high-education or employment (compared to national Indigenous rate of only 41%) 

Young women in the Stars program, parents, guardians, teachers and community services also report increased confidence, self-belief and improved overall health and well-being. 

How You Can Help

Your generosity will help the Stars Foundation continue to provide evidence-based, in-school mentoring and engagement programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women. 

When you support Stars Foundation, you can be assured that over 90% of our overall funding is spent directly on the girls we support, with less than 10% spent on administration. The cost of raising money and managing grant funding as a percentage of our overall funding for 2018 was just 4%.

Your contribution will help Stars to Close the Gap on Indigenous disadvantage in Australia by educating and empowering young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to make active choices towards realising their full potential, and improving economic, health and social outcomes, not just for the girls themselves, but also for their future families and wider communities.  

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Contact Details

178 Centre Rd
BENTLEIGH VIC, 3204


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.