What We Do

What We Do

Daystar Foundation is uniquely positioned, with its team working alongside each school's leadership and staff to engage students in their own environment. The school environment provides an excellent base for early intervention of youth problems. By helping young people to make the best of their school experience and complete their education, students are on the correct path towards creating a secure and independent life for themselves.

Daystar operates its Before, Lunchtime, After School Transformation (BLAST) Programs from each school's premises, communicating daily with teachers and community members. As a result Daystar is are able to build strong relationships of trust with the children, which is the key to enabling us to identify and solve problems as they arise, before leading to further destructive behaviour.

Over the years, Daystar has developed credible and effective programs to help tackle the problems faced by its target group of young people. Daystar provides a daily forum for all children, regardless of sex, race, gender, religion or culture to interact with positive adult role models and other children in a safe and secure environment that they can call their own. Daystar’s programs have already led to an improvement in social behaviours and school attendance.

There are four Key Performance Indicators that drive all Daystar’s BLAST (Before, Lunchtime, After School Transformation) Programs:

  1. Reducing student truancy and absenteeism
  2. Improving student learning
  3. Positive behavioural changes in students
  4. Healthier student food choices

 

"The Macarthur region of South West Sydney has one of the highest rates of obesity in NSW."
Macarthur Chronicle
5 February 2007