Shooting Stars – End of Year Update

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As we bid farewell to 2023, we are excited to reflect on the achievements made by the recipient of the HenderCare Foundation Remote Communities Grant, Shooting Stars.

Shooting Stars used the grant to continue providing their holistic mental health and well-being program (Deadly Minds Matter) to help empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in remote communities.

Throughout the year, Shooting Stars organised various community events and opportunities for the girls to increase their confidence and independence.

They kicked off the year with a special International Women’s Day celebration across all its sites. Events ranged from ambassador visits to hosting family members and bringing together elders, teachers, and students for meaningful conversations about the inspiring women in their lives.

The Adelaide Leadership Camp for Whyalla SHS participants marked a significant highlight. Young women from different Shooting Stars sites in Western Australia and South Australia came together, forming strong bonds by the end of the week. The camp provided a platform for personal growth, leadership development, and lasting friendships.

Other notable events have included:

  • AFLX in Kimberley

All four Shooting Stars sites in the Kimberley region united for the AFLX Carnival in Halls Creek. The event, showcasing the popularity of AFL among participants, brought communities together for a day of sportsmanship and fun.

  • Art with the Stars

The Art with the Stars initiative saw participants collaborate with local Aboriginal artists for a ten-week program, using art as a medium to connect with culture, identity, and community. The culmination of this effort was launching the Art with the Stars exhibition in Carnarvon, running from October to November.

We congratulate Shooting Stars on their ongoing fantastic program and are glad that the HenderCare Foundation was able to support it.

To learn more about Shooting Stars, click here.

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