The Beacon Foundation (Beacon) has an established track record of helping inspire and motivate students to either stay in school and increase their educational engagement and attainment or choose a positive pathway that enables successful transition to employment, further education or training.
Beacon, a national non-profit organisation which has worked in over 180 secondary schools across all Australian states and territories, believes every young Australian can develop an independent will to achieve personal success for themself and their community.
Beacon’s programs support young people to develop this focus through engaging and influencing the attitudes and behaviour of the broader community. By harnessing community involvement, it works within schools to ensure young people are either earning or learning at vulnerable transition points in their lives.
Since the first program in 1995, Beacon has worked with over 55,000 students. It focuses on students who are “falling between the cracks”, typically from low socio economic status (Low SES) schools, by engaging the student in practical, solution focussed programs that mobilise the school, parents and businesses in the community to create positive opportunities and knowledge for skills development.
Beacon staff Co-ordinators assist with career education programs by demonstrating best practice techniques, providing resources, tools, established programs, industry and business linkages and strategic connections for a whole of community approach.
Beacon has a number of support programs including:
Beacon Student Ambassador program
Lunch with the Girls