Staff Profile: Latoya Bolton-Black

May 11, 2018

Name: Latoya Bolton-Black
Age: 32
Role: Program Coordinator
What school are you based at? Narrogin Senior High School

Give us a snapshot of what your day to day job consists of: Being the brand new Shooting Stars Site at Narrogin, my day currently entails a great deal of planning, meeting with our wonderful NSHS staff, local community organisations and community members. Before school, at recess and lunch you will find me in the Shooting Stars Room with our awesome Shooting Stars Girls doing activities, some netball or just hanging out.

What do you love most about your job?
There definitely are a few things. I love interacting with the Shooting Stars girls and I am looking forward to seeing them grow as the program takes off within the school and community. I also love the variety of the job and the fact that I get to interact with fantastic and inspiring people from all walks of life.

How has working with Shooting Stars benefited you?
Although I am at the start of my Shooting Stars journey, I feel it has already empowered me to be able to do my small part for the community.  I am excited and looking forward to Narrogin’s Shooting Stars journey and seeing some positive outcomes as the program grows.

What attracted you to the role?
I was attracted to the role as it meant I would be working with my local community. I also loved the idea of being a part of the program and its many possibilities and opportunities it could bring for our young girls.

Why is Shooting Stars important to the community?
Shooting Stars has the capacity to build positive role models and leaders for Community. It encourages our young girls to set goals within their education. Encourages and acknowledges positive behaviour and opens future pathways for the participants in their education and future endeavours.

How do you envisage the program evolving in the future?
Narrogin is the first Shooting Stars site in the Southwest of WA. It would be great to see the program rolled out in our Primary Schools and then at other regional South West schools of WA.