DARE (Dream Aspire Reach Experience) Indigenous Secondary School Student Mentoring Program

DARE has been designed to help Indigenous students Dream, Aspire, Reach and Experience. The aim of the program is to help Indigenous students overcome difficulties associated with participating in higher education. The DARE program focuses on developing the aspiration of students through face to face mentoring and engagement with parents, teachers and the Indigenous community.

The program involves:

  • cross cultural awareness training for mentors
  • on-campus activities and tours
  • three day camp focusing on leadership, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, career guidance and planning 
  • award Ceremony with guest speakers.
  • traditional Indigenous Games School Competition

More information

For more information regarding the DARE program, please contact:                                                                                                    

Phone:  +61 7 4631 1517   +61 7 4631 2649
Fax:  +61 7 4631 2764
Facebook Link: 

Postal address

University of Southern Queensland 
The Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges
DARE Program
West Street Toowoomba QLD 4350