Standing Tall in Hamilton Inc. (STiH) is a registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). STiH is an award-winning, not-for-profit, school-based mentoring program that works with students in grades 4 to 12 attending our partner schools.
Our Program offers positive guidance, support, routine and encouragement to students to help them develop a healthy connection to school and take advantage of the opportunities that education provides. We work in collaboration with local primary and secondary schools, and we are supported by many local community groups business and philanthropists.
Students currently studying in Years 4 to 12, who meet our eligibility criteria and wish to be involved may apply to be considered for the Program.
STiH accepts referrals for students in need, and whose school may have exhausted all other means to engage students with their education. We provide support via our school-based mentoring Program that offers education and activities targeted at disadvantaged young people to help them gain skills to succeed in life. Our goal is to build the resilience they need to break the cycle of disadvantage they are experiencing and give them an opportunity for a brighter future.
To support students in need to fulfil their full potential, build their resilience, live rich and rewarding lives and be valuable members of our community.
To recruit, screen and train mature and professional members of our community who are keen to provide support to students in need.
Our main purpose is to specifically support young people from across the Southern Grampians Shire. Some, but not all, of these young people may be referred to us for any of the following reasons:
We recruit, screen, train and match mentors who are volunteers from across our community to: