Free2b Girls' provision of a space for girls once a week assists the generation of imagination and creativity enabling hope where it otherwise may not exist..
Many young people in regional Tasmania experience higher levels of social and educational disengagement than in urban areas, due to factors associated with geographical isolation, low-socio-economic circumstances and challenging personal/ family situations. (Tasmania Youth at Risk Strategy 2017).
In regional areas, keeping inspired as a young person can be challenging. "I'm bored. this place is a hole, there's nothing to do... " are common responses we receive when we visit rural communities and ask girls what life is like.
Free2b offers them a space to express themselves creatively, authentically, and without judgement. Groups vary in size, energy, and atmosphere but the common themes are creativity, tolerance, respect, safety and FUN. To find out more about our groups, who runs them, when and where they are held, or how to become a volunteer, contact your closest group through the channels below: