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Free suite of online resources coming in Term 2

The team at Beacon are working on an exciting collaboration to create a suite of online resources, including some of our traditional online programs and some new content. As more and more schools across Australia is moving into an online learning environment, Beacon Foundation is here to support you. In time for Term 2, Beacon […]

Beacon Foundation COVID-19 Update

Like so many other organisations, Beacon are making decisions made with the health and wellbeing of our staff, schools, young people, partners and families at the centre of our thinking. With recent changes to Department and school policy and with the health and wellbeing of all in mind, Beacon’s face-to-face Program and Services activities, including […]

Australian Tourism Winners Starring in Industry Live

Interested in hotels, hospitality and holidays?  Let’s be honest, who isn’t? We have been able to secure two of Australia’s leading minds in this area and are delighted to be able to share them with you through Industry Live on 18 March, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDT.  Last Friday night in Canberra Macq01 Hotel […]

106 Mentors to Open Doors to Opportunities for Young People on the Central Coast

Ulverstone’s Collective ed. team is working together with the community to enable young people to thrive, increase year 12 attainment and identify ways more young people can transition into meaningful pathways after school. This week, the Central Coast community held an event to celebrate the Central Coast 100 Day Challenge and to launch Doors to […]

Beacon brings wind farm experience for Tassie’s West Coast Students

Sixteen Year 9 and 10 students from the Mountain Heights School in Queenstown have been given a rare insight into the construction of the Granville Harbour Wind Farm this week, as part of a two-day intensive program aimed at exploring ‘future work’ opportunities in the renewable energy industry. Granville Harbour Wind Farm Project Manager Peter […]

Story of a mentor: why you might like to join her

Think back to when you were in Year 10. Did anyone give you advice on where your strengths or passions could lead you in the world of work? When you were in Year 11 or 12, was there someone who encouraged you, told you that you could achieve whatever you set your mind to? For […]

“Just don’t give up – just keep going.”

Michael Kelly lives about half an hour outside Kyabram, a town in central Victoria, around two and a half hours drive from Melbourne. Beacon Foundation’s programs have been a fixture at his school for many years, so along with his entire cohort, when Michael hit Year 10 this year, he took part in a High […]

Lighting the way for Australian young people

What do you get when hundreds of dedicated Vicinity Centres’ people create fundraising and awareness activities for Beacon Foundation? – well, it’s called ‘Light the Way’ and it’s just wrapped up around the country. Vicinity Centres is one of Beacon Foundation’s fantastic partners – with shopping destinations in many communities around Australia where Beacon Foundation […]

Beacon Foundation at the National Youth Commission

As a national organisation that supports young people in their transition from education to meaningful employment, Beacon Foundation is pleased to have had the opportunity to present its experience to the National Youth Commission, when it visited Hobart on June 4th. The Commission, into Youth Employment and Transitions, is making its way around Australia over […]

Supporting the next generation of Australians through online mentoring – why it’s important

This article is from Beacon Foundation Chief Executive Scott Harris.  One of the things I love about the MyRoad mentoring program is the way many of the students really seem to grow throughout the sessions in confidence and enthusiasm. It’s so great to see. It’s great because many of the students exposed to the program […]