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Youth engagement

As a community, we want every young person to reach their potential. We know that a positive experience in the education system from early childhood to young adulthood is associated with positive outcomes in almost every facet of life. Understanding the complexities facing young people, and giving them the right conditions in which to flourish, forms the foundation of our commitment to making sure every child succeeds.

Youth engagement plan

As part of our commitment, we are implementing a Youth engagement plan which identifies actions to strengthen engagement from early childhood through to post-school. These actions include:

  • sharing responsibility through system-wide collaboration
  • connecting students, parents and schools with resources to support engagement
  • responding to early warning signs
  • strengthening transitions through each stage of schooling to further education and training.

Measures of success

Through this renewed focus, we want to achieve:

  • an increase in the number of young people completing year 12 or equivalent
  • improved identification of at-risk students and early action to get their learning back on track
  • access to better information about engagement and re-engagement for children, young people, parents, schools, training organisations and the community.

The Youth engagement plan supports Advancing education: An action plan for education in Queensland (PDF, 2.55MB) which sets out the government’s commitment to delivering a world-class education to every student.

View the Youth engagement plan (PDF, 2.4MB)



Our commitment

Supporting our young people through strong connections and early responses to provide the right conditions for them to succeed.



Supporting engagement

Working with schools and communities to support young people to stay engaged in their learning so they can fulfil their potential.



Promoting retention

Providing inclusive, safe, supportive and connected learning environments that respond to the unique needs of young people, including those at risk of disengaging.



Planning beyond school

Helping young people manage the transition from school to further education, training or employment to set them up for success.



Contact us

Our Youth Engagement Officers, located across Queensland, are committed to helping every young Queenslander to succeed.

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Last updated
21 July 2017