Who is Shooting Stars?
Shooting Stars is an initiative of Glass Jar Australia, which empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and women across Western and South Australia to make informed choices about their education and employment journey, helping them shoot for the stars. The organisation is predominantly run and led by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal girls and young women at 22 school-based sites. We know that no two communities are the same, so the Shooting Stars program is place-based, culturally responsive, and community-led. Our program offers advocacy and support as our participants develop confidence, cultural identity, well-being, positive relationships and the tools and resources that open the door to self-determination, empowering each young woman to reach her full potential.About Us
We accept the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart
It is important to us that the voices of Shooting Stars participants, staff and communities are heard, supported and respected. We support the Uluru Statement in its entirety, including truth, treaty and representation, as we work towards a better future.
Art with the Stars
Through the Art with the Stars Project, Shooting Stars uses arts-based research methods to evaluate the program. This form of research was chosen as art making is a fundamental part of Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing.
Kaya Kwopetok Koorlang Yok
Kaya Kwopetok Koorlang Yok: Dear Beautiful Young Woman is a celebration of 28 incredible women who have shared what 'success' means to them.
The Shooting Stars Leadership Program helps close the gap for young Aboriginal women leaders by strengthening participants’ positive profiles and developing their leadership capability and capacity.
Through our research – which is grounded in Aboriginal ways of knowing, being, and doing, and provides a platform for our participant's and communities voices – Shooting Stars challenges the status quo.
Deadly Minds Matter
The Deadly Minds Matter program, formerly known as 'Seven Sisters', will provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and women with opportunities to develop positive social and emotional wellbeing skills and preventative mental health strategies.
The Sparks program aims to support participants on their education journey, helping them to identify and develop their spark and passions in years 8-10.