The mission of Stars Foundation is:
To support and enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women to make active choices towards realizing their full potential in all aspects of their development and wellbeing.
The purpose of the Stars Foundation is improving education and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women.
Over recent years significant investment has been directed at male youth, resulting in good outcomes for young Aboriginal men. This is not the case for young women.
Education engagement programs that use sport as a vehicle have been shown to be successful in engaging Aboriginal boys to school, increasing attendance and retention and Year 12 completions.
The Stars program is specific to the needs of young women and has adapted what has worked for boys to address these needs.