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Advantaged Thinking in a time of crisis

The philosophy of Advantaged Thinking is fundamental to the development and operation of accredited Youth Foyers in Australia.. It was devised by the UK based Colin Falconer (pictured above) during his 14 years as director of innovation at the UK Foyer Federation. At its core, Advantaged Thinking is the recognition that all young people have…

Foyer Oxford is at the heart of a close-knit Perth neighbourhood

Leederville in Perth’s inner city has become one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Its bustling retail and café strip is usually filled with students and young workers employed in creative pursuits – though COVID 19 related events this last week have made for a more subdued atmosphere.. But let’s cast back to earlier times…

Youth Foyers prepare young residents for COVID19 impact

Youth Foyers across Australia are adopting measures to protect its young residents and staff as the rate of the COVID19 virus increases Australia-wide by the day. Containment measures including hand washing, sanitising, office, apartment and communal room cleaning regimes have been ongoing, but the very nature of Youth Foyers as vibrant hubs of youthful activity…

ABC calls for youth to ‘takeover’ Melbourne and make a difference

Get ready for your close-up young residents at Youth Foyers in Victoria. The ABC is calling on year 10 students across greater Melbourne (and those of equivalent age outside formal education) to share a story about their life through a new ABC initiative, the Takeover Melbourne competition. Takeover Melbourne intends to create a powerful platform…

Meet Foyer Foundation’s new CEO Katie Hooper

Katie Hooper joined the Foyer Foundation in February 2020 after more than decade as the CEO of Foster Care Association of Victoria.  A month into the new role she has discovered the strengths of the Foyer movement and the people who power it. “Thank you to the broader Foyer community for the warm welcome I…

So, what is an ‘Impact Framework’?

Niro Kandasamy, Senior Research Officer at the Foyer Foundation and teacher in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne explains. The Foyer Foundation Impact Framework aims to capture outcomes for Foyer-connected young people across Australia. It is underpinned by the Foyer Foundation’s efforts to support the development of quality Youth…

Aboriginal Housing Victoria backs more Youth Foyers to tackle homelessness crisis

The Victorian Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework released at Parliament House in Melbourne this morning calls for the rebuilding of the Aboriginal homeless service system in the state “from the ground up”. The 100 page document authored by researchers at Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) titled “Mana-na woorn-tyeen marr- takoort” (Every Aboriginal Person Has a Home)…

Nancy Oziya, best dressed

Fashion designer Nancy Oziya (above left) – an alumni of the Broadmeadows Education First Youth Foyer – was at the Arts Centre, Melbourne on December 5 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of social enterprise The Social Studio. Nancy is pictured with journalist and TV presenter, Jan Fran , who wore one of Nancy’s designs…

Gold Coast Turns Sod At Its First Youth Foyer

The Gold Coast’s new Youth Foyer is on track to begin construction. On Tuesday (December 3), Queensland Housing and Public Works Minister Mick de Brenni (pictured centre, above) turned the sod on the new Youth Foyer at its vacant site in Southport. “We are working with the Gold Coast community to build something that meets…

More Vocational Training Needed To Reduce Youth Unemployment

Nearly one in five unemployed young people have been out of work for a year or more, according to a disturbing new report out today from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The report,  ‘Prosperity’s Children’ reveals that more than 46,000 Australian jobseekers aged 15 to 24 meet the definition of ‘long term unemployed’. This means…