5 Key Partnerships

Diverse, strong and effective community connection and partnerships are essential for the Foyer to deliver real-world opportunities to students through each of the 6 Service Offers, which are operationalised through a shared delivery mechanism. This requires an agreement between the EFY Foyer and mainstream partners – in Business, Government, Services, Community and Philanthropy – to collaborate in the development and shared delivery of services and outcomes to students.

Real-world opportunities are those that young people access through their connection to family members or community – opportunities that are often denied to those at risk of or experiencing homelessness. These Key Partnerships could, for example, deliver coaching, mentoring, funding, advice, work-related opportunities, staff training and development. They should also span strategic, long-term relationships as well as those that are opportunistic or seek to address the specific requirements of a student.

Each EFY Foyer will need to show both funders and the community that they have these Key Partnerships in place, as it is only through working in partnership that the Foyers can achieve their vision, aspirations and outcomes for students and programs.

An agreement is needed between EFY Foyers and mainstream partners – in Business, Government, Services, Community and Philanthropy – to collaborate in the development and shared delivery of services and outcomes to students.

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