This year’s Project for Action is the RISE Education program run by SHINE FOR KIDS. The RISE Education program gives primary-age students with a parent in prison access to a support system that encourages their learning and development.
SHINE for Kids has been delivering programs and services to children and young people affected by the criminal justice system for 40 years. 145,000 children under 16 have had a parent in custody. As SHINE describes, children with a parent in prison are the invisible victims of crime, experiencing additional trauma associated with having a parent in prison, as well as disruptions to their care and education. It’s no surprise that women and their children are disproportionally represented in this area with 60% of women and 46% men in custody having children.
Nationally, SHINE delivers programs in 32 correctional centres and provides community programs in NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC and WA. Graduate Women’s Project for Action shines a spotlight on this organisation delivering important programs to children’s education and invites members to donate to the fund. You can read more about the work of SHINE for KIDS and the RISE Education program.
If you would like to donate to the RISE Education program, please direct your donation using the options below:
ONLINE: GW-NSW (ANZ) ACC: 300 706 398 BSB: 012 670 (Please include RISE + your name)
BY CHEQUE: LG Floor, 280 Pitt St, Sydney 2000 (Please include RISE + your name)