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Our vision is to engage, inspire, enable and empower Indigenous Australian students to a bright future

Show Me The Way captures the imagination of young Indigenous students by showing how others have reached their potential through formal studies. We create pathways to tertiary education through online resources, work experience  and one-to-one mentoring.

In line with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreement to a Compact with Young Australians, Show Me The Way supports young people’s engagement with education and training pathways. Show Me The Way supports the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations' key responsibility of halving the gap for Indigenous Year 12 attainment or equivalent by 2020.

Pictured below are work experience participants Tommy Ryan from James Busby High in Green Valley, Western Sydney and Tess Herden from McCarthy College Tamworth. Flanking is David Balletti Collins and Martin Ford from our logo graphic design company Boccalatte. Suzanne Boccalatte and her team kindly provided two days work experience for Tess and Tommy, during which time Tess and Tommy each designed a postcard that told a part of themselves. Tess and Tommy are holding certificates for successfully graduating in an introduction to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software programs.

L to R, David Balletti Collins, Tommy Ryan, Lola Forester, Tess Herden, Martin Ford, Chris Maguire and Tommy's mum Tracey Ryan


View Tess and Tommy's postcards


In 2010 Show Me The Way is working with the Exodus Foundation to supply a mentoring program with lesson plans, video resources and video workshops to support the Exodus Youth program

Exodus Youth students with teacher at the Exodus Centre in Ashfield, NSW

The Production

Show Me The Way team shooting one of our role model videos

Gerard and Chris editing the videos











With our web developers Bullseye




Many individuals and organisations have supported Show Me The Way...


Lola Forester and Chris Maguire show Dick Warburton latest developments

Show Me The Way team with NuPower Resources discussing SMTW art competition

Show Me The Way team with our accountants Ernst and Young and our lawyers Allens Arthur Robinson

Show Me The Way, our graphic design company Boccalatte and Kaye Shumack from the University of Western Sydney discussing the SMTW web design brief for 3rd year design students. In the spirit of Show Me The Way, these students created avatars for our main web site and this formed part of their studies

Sharon Cooke from the Catholic schools' Armidale Diocese and Professor Peter Howard discuss the evaluation component

Bill Crews from the Exodus Foundation and Gerard Wilson from Show Me The Way discuss pilot with Exodus Youth

Dick Warburton, Chris Maguire and SMTW's founding treasurer Luke Shardlow

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

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