At the Foundation for Young Australians, we exist to back young people across the country to beat injustice and create long-lasting change for all.
Unable to vote, under-represented in our Parliaments, undervalued in casualised workplaces, and unheard in our media – Australia’s systems and institutions aren’t built to back you.
But you’re more powerful than you know.
At FYA, we want to make sure our programs are focused on empowering young people, top to bottom. That’s why all our programs:
Here to support you and your organisation to use the media as a tool for advocacy.
Inspired by the power of student-led movements worldwide, the SRC program will support students to build their representation and advocate for change on the issues that matter to them in their schools - and beyond.
Inspired by successful programs overseas, Young Mayors will support young people to get elected to local councils across the country.
To transform systems of injustice, the world needs genuine, durable change that goes beyond the symptoms to tackle the root cause. That’s why all our programs are built around the idea of backing young people in three ways:
From schools and communities to media and culture, we create and scale projects that put young people in decision-making positions.
Powered by the lived experience of young people, our social enterprise, YLab works with for-purpose organisations, corporate, and government clients to co-design the systems and services of the future.
From training to grants, we back youth-led movements and campaigns to create long-lasting and meaningful change in the face of injustice.
Ready to start making change? Reach out.
Chat with us now or just send us a message. Whether you end up taking a program with us, or working for another organisation, we’re here to help you.
Want to get the latest updates on all things FYA?
No spam 🤞