IF Foundation RFX Girls Leadership Program
Project status: Completed
Not-for-profit youth organisation IF Foundation is further developing their Roebourne Girls FX Leadership Program for young Aboriginal people through funding of $100,000 from the Royalties for Regions Aboriginal Community Critical Response Fund.
The Foundation, operating out of Perth and the Pilbara, delivers social and emotional learning programs that empower young people, their families and communities.
The funds have enabled IF Foundation to engage a project manager to create Aboriginal traineeships within the organisation and business opportunities in the Pilbara that will enhance the program.
The project manager will also reach out to towns such as Port Hedland, Newman, Onslow and Tom Price to build on the Program's potential.
The Roebourne Girls FX Leadership Program currently engages 120 female participants aged between 15 and 25. It aims to improve and develop the self-esteem and leadership skills of young women through education, employment and personal growth.
This successful Program has been linked to improved school attendance outcomes highlighted through increased Year 12 completion rates, with transitioning to further studies and employment outcomes.