What we do at Beacon

We are working to create an Australia that understands, cares and is motivated to support young people to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment. We build connections between industry, education and the community to create real world education in schools that is relevant and engaging for young people in the 21st century.

Our Vision

To reach, inspire and connect Australia’s future workforce.

Our Mission

To revolutionise school education.

Our History

The Beacon Foundation, established in 1988 in Tasmania, has grown to become a national not for profit organisation, operating in all Australian states and territories.

We believe every young person has the right to hope, a job, financial opportunity and the sense of personal success this provides them. Beacon focuses on disadvantaged communities and areas of high youth disengagement and unemployment, where the risk and the need are greatest. We work with schools, businesses and communities to help bring relevance to the curriculum, and inspire young people to think about careers and experience the workplace, long before they leave school. This helps school retention rates and teaches real-life skills, preparing them for the workplace.

Beacon will assist over 15,000 young Australians from just over 140 schools and communities in 2017.

Whats happening?

So much of Beacon's work is about partnerships, particularly between schools and representatives of business and industry. But as Kings Meadows High School's post shows, this partnership extends to groups of schools too.

This time, high schools in northern Tasmania came together to train as Beacon Student Ambassadors (BSAs) - to find out how students taking on this role support and run Beacon activities.

Thanks to Kings Meadows for hosting and for students from Prospect High School, Tasmania, Deloraine High School, Brooks High School, and Scottsdale High School Tasmania for taking part.

BSAs, elected from within the student body, help their peers by taking on a leadership role in implementing the Beacon approach in their school and community.
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So much of Beacons work is about partnerships, particularly between schools and representatives of business and industry. But as Kings Meadows High Schools post shows, this partnership extends to groups of schools too.

This time, high schools in northern Tasmania came together  to train as Beacon Student Ambassadors (BSAs) - to find out how students taking on this role support and run Beacon activities.

Thanks to Kings Meadows for hosting and for students from Prospect High School, Tasmania, Deloraine High School, Brooks High School, and Scottsdale High School Tasmania for taking part.

BSAs, elected from within the student body, help their peers by taking on a leadership role in implementing the Beacon approach in their school and community.

Congratulations to the Queensland team of Tracey Crossman (pictured right) and Jess Dyson, whose work's been recognised in the Logan Chamber of Commerce Business Distinction Awards!

From 60 nominations, the Beacon team was one of three finalists in the 'Community Contribution' category.

An independent judge looked at finalists' contribution to Logan culture; how they're addressing the challenges faced by the Logan community, and their collaboration with other community groups, charities and businesses.

While they didn't take out the top gong, Tracey, who is Beacon's Senior Relationships Manager in Qld, says it's great recognition for the work that Beacon and specifically her team has been doing around the community and within the local schools.

"We were up against much larger organisations and a market that is filled with community groups all doing great work.

"So for us this is lovely recognition of the work we are doing and that we are making a small difference to the lives of young people around us – it’s why we do what we do!!!!!"

#skiilsforyouth #ausyouth #makeadifference
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Congratulations to the Queensland team of Tracey Crossman (pictured right) and Jess Dyson, whose works been recognised in the Logan Chamber of Commerce Business Distinction Awards!

From 60 nominations, the Beacon team was one of three finalists in the Community Contribution category.

An independent judge looked at finalists contribution to Logan culture; how theyre addressing the challenges faced by the Logan community, and their collaboration with other community groups, charities and businesses.

While they didnt take out the top gong, Tracey, who is Beacons Senior Relationships Manager in Qld, says its great recognition for the work that Beacon and specifically her team has been doing around the community and within the local schools.

We were up against much larger organisations and a market that is filled with community groups all doing great work.

So for us this is lovely recognition of the work we are doing and that we are making a small difference to the lives of young people around us – it’s why we do what we do!!!!!

#skiilsforyouth #ausyouth #makeadifference

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Congratulations Girls, looking good Jess 👍😘

Well done ladies, very well earned!

Well done!

Congratulations!

Well done Tracey and Jess.

Congratulations Tracey and Jess. You both do an awesome job. 😊💕

Go gals - good job!! 💖

Congratulations

Congrats, what a team!!! Keep up the amazing work you both do!

Fantastic achievement!

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