The 2017 Youth Strategy, youTHRIVE, addressed the priorities of previous strategies and demonstrated the State Government's commitment to collaborating with sector partners and young people. It aimed to provide young people with opportunities and supports to build the foundations for a thriving life.
Highlights of the strategy were:
- co-designing a Youth Safety Strategy to harness the collective skills, efforts and resources of key players and young people. The Strategy recognises the connection between youth homelessness and relationship, family and sexual violence.
- a youth pilot program in Mount Gambier to prevent at-risk young people becoming homeless
- expanding on the success of the Successful Transitions and Be a Job Maker programs
- engaging with multicultural and LGBTIQ communities, young people and the community sector to build connections and capacity.
Watch this space for the 2018 Youth Strategy.