FYA was established in 2000 through a partnership between The Queen’s Trust and the Australian Youth Foundation. Over the past 20 years FYA has grown to a non-profit with over 40 team members.
We have established systems and resources and are supported by a corpus that gives us independence. We’re a skilled team with an united passion for backing young people.
Today’s generation of young people in Australia are facing unprecedented and intersecting crises. They also have the skills, insight, and ambition to address them. Our vision is that young people have the power to beat injustice and transform the future. In pursuit of this vision, our purpose is to back young people with the trust, resources, skills, and connections to make change.Read our strategy
In 2020, we developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to support the national reconciliation movement and improve our own cultural awareness and competencies. The RAP has been developed by an internal committee, consisting of both staff and Board representation. We have a Reflect RAP, which sets out the steps we will take to prepare ourselves for reconciliation initiatives and outcomes in successive RAPs.Read our RAP
In 2019, we continued to back young people to create their future through the development of practical skills via our programs, as well as through bold and relevant research that analyses opportunities and impacts of a changing world of work on young people in Australia.Download the report
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