Shooting Stars, an initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia, uses netball as a vehicle to encourage greater engagement and attendance at school of young Indigenous girls living in remote communities. Shooting Stars unique program improves school attendance rates, while promoting girls’ health and wellbeing, in order to ultimately drive social change. 

Shockingly, it has been 50 years since the referendum that changed Australia’s racist laws against Aboriginals and yet less than 30% of Aboriginal girls complete Year 12. Without completing Year 10, Aboriginal girls are less likely to gain employment. Unless we act now, the gap will widen.

The program currently empowers over 350 young Aboriginal women to improve their school attendance rate. Giving girls a reason to complete Year 12 also gives them a 40% higher chance of gaining full-time employment post high school. Shooting Stars is working hard to close the gap.

The success of Shooting Stars has been remarkable. On average, participants of the program now attend school at a rate of over 80%, with over 60% maintaining or improving their attendance each year.

Whilst the outcomes of the program are significant, they are not without cost. 

We need your support!

Your donation to Shooting Stars will enable us to invest in tomorrow’s female leaders, in self-sustainable Indigenous communities, and in the growth of the Western Australian economy.

Glass Jar Australia is proud to be chosen as the Charity of choice for the 2018 WIMWA Summit.

Glass Jar Australia Limited

An initiative of Netball WA & Glass Jar Australia, Shooting Stars uses netball and other rewards to encourage Indigenous girls to attend school and engage in their education, while promoting their health and wellbeing. Through the Shooting Stars program, we aim to increase attendance rates at school, whilst creating pathways to employment.

Shooting Stars Program

  • Is a game changer, creating equality for female leaders and generational change
  • Creates pathways towards higher education and employment and leadership
  • Along with education, Shooting Stars covers the areas of sport, health and wellbeing, mental health and equality for women
  • More than half the participants maintain an average attendance rate of 80% or above
  • 75% of Shooting Stars and employees consist of Indigenous women
  • 50% of Glass Jar Australia's Board identify as Indigenous

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