Australia’s peak bodies for young people and youth services are urgently calling on the Federal Government to reinstate a Minister for Youth and funding for national youth week and the national youth peak body.
'Engaging Students in Engaging Schools: Lessons from Queensland’s Alternative Education Sector' research report was launched at the Parliament House on 11th October 2017.
Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) launched this report which builds upon a pilot study that was conducted for YANQ in 2010. In that study we collected data from a small, diverse group of alternative schools in South-East Queensland. We identified some of the practices that had worked to engage marginalised young people facing very difficult life circumstances back into learning. This Australian Research Council funded project was able to build upon that pilot study by adding regional and rural case study alternative schools that cater to the needs of some of the most marginalised young people in Queensland.
Qld Youth Sector Survey 2017
YANQ has received interim funding from Department of Communities to maintain our connection with the youth sector whilst seeking recurrent funding.
This is an opportunity for you to help shape YANQ’s future as the peak body for the youth sector in Queensland. The following survey aims to find out what you believe should be YANQ’s main roles. How can we best support the youth sector and young people? What is the best structure for undertaking this work? What do you think our priority work areas should be?
We have tried to keep the survey as brief as possible … but please do not hesitate to raise any other issues and ideas in the space provided at the end.
Please share this survey far and wide in the youth sector. It is now 4 years since YANQ was totally defunded and during this time many new workers have joined the sector who may not have even heard about YANQ. We want to hear from as many youth workers and managers/coordinators as possible.
By completing the survey you will become eligible to enter the draw with an opportunity to win one of the three $30 book vouchers from Avid Reader. If you would like to enter the draw, please complete the survey and enter your details at the end. All answers will be de-identified.
Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YANQ
You are hereby invited to the 2015-2016 Annual General Meeting of the Youth Affairs Network of Queensland Inc.
Where: 326 Montague Road, West End, Brisbane
Date: Thursday 1 December 2016
Time: 3:30 pm
RSVP: email email@example.com
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