Ricky Grace’s Girls Academy helps Indigenous girls become tomorrow’s leaders (ABC News)
The Girls Academy featured on ABC News television and online with Girls Academy graduate Christal Quartermaine telling her story.
Christal faced serious challenges while at high school but she graduated and is now working and studying, and planning a career in mental health services.
“I don’t like to go out there and tell everyone my problems or whatever, but the Girls Academy really turned me around,” Christal said.
One of Christal’s Girls Academy Development Officers at school, Kristel Cooke, was also interviewed, and made some great comments:
“I was raised by a strong black woman – my mum was a school teacher – and I’ve had the exposure of all types of communities and country towns and stuff, so I feel like I have that connection. It’s about empowering young Indigenous girls to be the leaders of the future,” she said.
Read the online story HERE