A NEW Brisbane Broncos program which will benefit more than 100 local students is set to launch in the Redlands this month.
A total of 120 Redlands students are enrolled in the program, which will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and aims to boost school attendance among other things.
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More than 340 girls across the state are involved in the Careers Club, an extension of the Broncos academy that supports girls in grades 7-12.
Education minister Grace Grace said the program would inspire the next generation to value education and put the right foot forward for the careers after school.
"This program assists in expanding the options for our young Indigenous Queenslanders in finding work and progressing to further training and education," she said.
Former Queensland Firebird and Beyond the Broncos ambassador Beryl Friday said it was exciting to see the Careers Club expand into the Redlands.
"Students enrolled in the Girls Academy at Victoria Point, Alexandra Hills and Cleveland District State High Schools will really excel with the added benefit of the Careers Club," she said.
"Ensuring these girls have faith in their potential and equipping them with the skills needed to make the right decisions post-school is our priority.
"We have seen the positive impact the Careers Club program has had on students in other regions, and I couldn't be happier the girls in the Redlands will have access to the program too."
The Careers Club is a Brisbane Broncos initiative funded by the state government.
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