Cohealth is investing in testing the Sisters and Brothers model for High School students in Years 7 and 8 with the view to rolling out a new program in High Schools in 2016.
We have recently completed sessions at Gilmore Girls College and Melton Secondary College, all offered at no charge to the schools. Working closely with the school communities has provided great insight and valuable feedback from students on the appropriateness of language, concepts and overall arts framework when engaging young people to discuss and unpack issues around race-based discrimination. Critical to rolling out this new program is training new Sisters and Brothers arts facilitators whom are young, culturally diverse and have a range of artistic practices. Schools are currently being targeted for our 2016 program.