Deadly sista girlz

Delivered by strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models, Deadly Sista Girlz is a culturally appropriate healthy lifestyle program which aims to improve engagement and education amongst school-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.

Participants are enabled to make informed decisions about their personal health and well-being to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle.

%

of our deadly sista girlz staff are aboriginal or torres strait islander

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

girls reached since 2007

sites are delivered our deadly sista girlz program nationally

%

of our deadly sista girlz staff are aboriginal or torres strait islander

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

girlz reached since 2007

sites are delivered our deadly sista girlz program nationally

The Program focuses on building self-esteem and confidence, pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, having practical cultural contribution in the community, positive social interactions, building relationships based on mutual respect, encouraging active self-development and yarning about sexual and women’s health, drug and alcohol abuse, road safety, healthy nutrition, financial literacy and healthy relationships.

Mentors offer a stable environment and aim to engage, educate, and empower at risk or disadvantaged girls to make positive choices for their health and futures. Participants benefit from having trusted mentors present and available on the school grounds, helping to build routine, encourage better relationships with the wider community, instil confidence and achieve goals.

“We’ve been lucky enough to have the DSG program here for three years now and it’s just made a huge difference to the outcomes for the girls in the school… We’ve had an increase in attendance, engagement, improvement in behaviour and the girls feel comfortable talking to slightly older role models from the community.”

– Perry Foster 
Lead Teacher, Governor Stirling High School