The initial 2015 10-week Fair Go Australia “Getting It Together” program has recently completed. Students participating in the program were boarding in Brisbane from a variety of indigenous communities in Far North Queensland.
The program helps at risk youth identify their role models, articulate their own personal vision statements and goals and to plan how they’re going to be positive contributors to society.
Run in conjunction with BoysTown Queensland (now called yourtown) the program assists in building individual self confidence and had great support from a range of community role models including Wally Lewis and Wayne Bennett. As one participant said the program assisted through “meeting new people, getting back on my grades and feeling more confident”.