We are proud supporters of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award which is the world’s leading youth development Award, empowering young Australians to achieve their personal best and do things they never thought possible!
It is available to all 14–25 year olds, regardless of their background and is comprised of three levels each progressively more challenging. Each level includes a Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey, allowing young people to learn, develop and build a range of diverse skills among their peers. Anne Street Partners believe the award is so beneficial for so many young people across Australia and we wanted to share some recent positive news!
Duke of Ed Victoria has been invited to join a Sector Reference Group advising the Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos on an exciting new youth policy.
Victorian CEO, Anoushka Gungadin, will be representing The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in the Sector Reference Group. The development of this new policy is aimed at improving government support for young Victorians and improving the outcomes for young people, especially those who are disadvantaged and disengaged.
Once finalised, the policy will build a coordinated approach to:
– youth issues across government
– increasing the focus on early intervention and prevention
– strengthening engagement and involvement by young people in policies and programs that affect them
A main priority of the framework’s development is getting young people’s feedback to ensure that the services the Victorian Government provides are relevant and give them the opportunity to stay at school, get a job and be connected with their community.
Young people are invited to join the conversation by visiting www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au to participate in an easy online survey where they can let the government know their needs.