At Stars we focus strongly on supporting our young women to complete Year 12, but it doesn’t end there. We also provide intensive post-school support to ensure that our young women move successfully into further education or employment.
In 2018, Stars Foundation supported 90 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women to stay in school and complete Year 12 – a total of 97 per cent of our senior students across all programs.
This is an outstanding result, especially when you consider the national Year 12 completion rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was just 65 per cent in 2016. In remote locations, where many of our programs operate, the figure was as low as 43 per cent (Closing the Gap Report 2019).
As of March 2019, we are thrilled to say that 81 per cent of our 2018 Year 12 graduates have moved successfully into employment, training or tertiary education. The 19 per cent of young women looking for work are being supported in their search by our Transitions Managers.