Mission and Values
Our mission put simply is to “Develop a Girl • Change a Community”.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls face some of the greatest social disadvantage of our nation’s population. In every measure they trail their non-Indigenous peers -in health, education, employment opportunities, earning capacity and life span.
As the future mothers and leaders of the Indigenous community, strong and educated young women are critical to closing the unacceptable gap that exists between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Academy girls have the potential to be powerful catalysts for change in their communities, and we believe that education is the key to bringing about this change.
Program activities are designed with emphasis on the ‘Big 4’ objectives to:
- Increase school attendance
- Advance academic and personal achievement
- Improve year 12 graduation rates, and
- Facilitate post-school transition planning
We want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls to be empowered and motivated to achieve educational success, which in turn results in improved outcomes for their health & nutrition, emotional well-being, employment opportunities and ife expectancy.
We want this success to be passed down from generation to generation, ultimately, CLOSING THE GAP that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian measures of well-being.