2015

A Year in Review

Rethink the world. Create a better future.
In 365 days
10 programs
Our 59 person crew ran
Got ourselves a schmick new brand & website
Ran the largest event for young changemakers, Unleashed
Released 2 new research reports
Reached 4900000 with our research
& backed 10000 young people

Our Research

Our work is informed by strong evidence, research and evaluation

 

In 2015...

We launched FYA's New Work Order research series where we looked at the changing world of work, the impact this will have on young people and how we can best back and prepare them for this future.
The New Work Order
Ensuring young Australians have the skills and experience for jobs of the future, not the past
See the key findings
Annual report card
How are young people faring in the transition from school to work?
See the key findings
20,000+ visits
To Unlimited Potential, our online research platform

Our Digital Community

It’s the young leading the young over here at FYA

Our social media community

Our website

From Jan 2014

The 4 pillars of our work

01

Enterprising skills

Educate and equip young people with new skills

Our programs

Samsung Adappt

Designing apps for change
274
bootcamp participants
464
app ideas submitted
40000
reached through the Samsung Adappt Academy

$20 Boss

The national in-school entrepreneurial challenge
40
business coaches
151
schools
6376
students

Worlds of Work

Equipping young people for the transition to work
22
schools
527
students
1190
online participants
“Regardless of my age, where I come from and who I am, my thinking can still make an impact on the world. Why follow someone else's path when I can create my own trail.”
$20 Boss Participant
02

Entrepreneurship

Invest in young Australian social and business entrepreneurship

Our programs

Young Social Pioneers

Incubating Australia’s brightest emerging young social entrepreneurs
52
pioneers
800
ideas generated
$100000+
in seed funding
“This is empowering. This is working with people my own age. This is working with people with no limits...”
2015 Young Social Pioneer
03

Creating Change

Back young people to contribute and lead change

Our programs

Propeller

Youth led social change projects told through short films
28
pioneers
288
projects generated
$260000
in seed funding

Impact

A 3 year Indigenous leadership program to successfully transition young people from school into further learning or work
17
schools
79
students
96%
successfully transition from school into work or further education or training

National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy

A program for young Indigenous people that equips participants with enterprising skills
16
local forums
49
network organisations
943
young Indigenous people

Safe Schools Coalition Australia

Ensuring safe and inclusive learning environments in school for same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people
170
supporter organisations
490
local forums
15000
teachers trained (approx)

Unleashed

FYA’s flagship annual event. A festival to change the world.
2
days
8
activities
1400
young innovators, doers and dreamers
“It's important for young Indigenous people to have the opportunity to come together in a safe space to discuss what is important to them, not to be told what they should think is important.”
Impact Program Alumni
04

Asia Connected

Turbocharge young people's connections with Asia

Our programs

Experience Asia

Immersive volunteer experiences and Asia engagement
15
orgs used the co-working hot desk
15
Experience Asia participants recruited from 10 councils
200
young people attended China Australia Millennial Project
“Volunteering abroad has been a mind-opening experience that exposed me to other cultures, languages and ways of life.”
Experience Asia Participant

Thank you

 

Board of Directors

  • Robert Milliner
    Chair
  • Peter Williams
    Honorary Treasurer
  • Marita Cheng
  • Tim Kenworthy
  • Kathe Kirby
  • Anthony Mackay
  • Su McCluskey
  • Ruchir Punjabi

Partners / Sponsors

Major partners
  • Australian Government - Department of Education and Training
  • Australian Government - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Lotterywest
  • NAB
  • Northern Territory Government
  • PwC
  • Samsung Electronics Australia
  • Shell
  • The Myer Foundation
  • The Smith Family

Partners / Sponsors

Partners
  • BASF
  • Bennelong Foundation
  • Beyond Blue
  • Kentz
  • Optus
  • Shine On Foundation
  • UBS
  • Victorian Government - Department of Human Services
  • Xero

Partners / Sponsors

Supporters
  • Accenture
  • Bass Coast Shire Council
  • Betty Amsden AO
  • City of Ballarat
  • City of Melbourne
  • Clayton Utz
  • East Gippsland Shire Council
  • English Family Foundation
  • IBM
  • JB Were
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
  • NSW Advocate for Children and People
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • QBE
  • Ryan Cooper Foundation
  • Sky Foundation
  • US Consulate General
  • Village Roadshow
  • Viva Energy Australia
  • Wilson Asset Management

Partners / Sponsors

In Kind
  • acmi
  • Australian Aid
  • BlueChilli
  • Carnegie PFF Foundation
  • Dumbo Feather
  • Federation Square
  • Happy Melon Studios
  • headspace
  • Koori Heritage Trust Inc.
  • La Trobe University
  • lululemon
  • SBS
  • thankyou
  • The Background
  • The School of Life
  • Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissionn

FYA would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land throughout Australia. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia. We acknowledge that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people continue to live in spiritual and sacred relationships with this country.

Throughout this review the term ‘Indigenous’ is used to refer to both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Unless noted otherwise, the term should be considered inclusive of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

What's Next?

We’ve worked hard to create a new vision for the next 5 years!
And it all boils down to this: