Investing in Regional Youth Engagement Hubs
As part of our commitment to re-engaging children and young people who have disengaged, we have established youth engagement hubs in each Department of Education region. The hubs complement the role of state schools in providing safe, supportive and inclusive schools for many young Queenslanders.
A local approach
Each Regional Youth Engagement Hub is designed to meet the unique geographic and demographic context of each region. Working in partnership with a range of government agencies, schools, registered training organisations, community-based organisations and other stakeholders, the hubs help young people who have become disengaged to re-engage in education, training or employment.
Through the Regional Youth Engagement Hubs, Regional Directors are responsible for leading engagement and re-engagement in their region by:
- tracking and re-engaging children and young people who are disengaged
- supporting mainstream schools to retain the vast majority of students
- fostering innovation and good practice
- allocating discretionary resources
- building collaborative capability, including with partner agencies
- supporting evidence-based decision-making.
The hubs provide case management for those children and young people who need it to be able to re-engage. Case management may include:
- individualised coaching
- interim literacy and numeracy programs
- behaviour management programs
- connecting students with other government services.
For more information and contact details, please read our
Regional Youth Engagement Hubs information sheet (PDF, 638KB).