1. Education First
Engagement in education and/or training is the priority. Stable accommodation and support are the means to facilitate young people’s engagement in education and employment.
2. An Open Talent approach
EFY Foyers embed an Open Talent approach in all practices, processes and tools from the development stage. Founded on advantaged thinking, this approach promotes and builds young people’s skills and capacities.
3. A multidisciplinary, 24/7 staff team
Who work to coach and develop young people rather than adopting a traditional case management approach.
EFY Foyers prioritise engagement in mainstream education and services, as demonstrated by:
5. Viable Model
With student accommodation for 40 people, EFY Foyers have sufficient scale to ensure:
6. Evidence informed
Developed, implemented, reviewed and evaluated with reference to available evidence on the experience, needs and good practice models for young people.
7. Governed through ‘top-down and bottom-up’ partnerships
This includes essential government departments: Victorian Department of Education and Training (formerly Department of Education and Early Childhood Development), Department of Human Services, community service agencies, education and training institutions, employer bodies, local government, business, service clubs and philanthropy, community programs. These partnerships are underpinned by key, signed-off agreements.
Education and lifelong learning are at the heart of the EFY Foyers with... young people given the time, personalised attention, coaching and access to the opportunities needed to develop education and training pathways that lead to sustainable employment.
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