Yarra Youth Commitment
The Yarra Youth Commitment (YYC) is a partnership of schools, education providers, government agencies, community organisations and industry working together to improve outcomes for young people in Yarra.
Yarra's Youth Services team works closely with the Local Learning and Employment Network to provide support for this partnership.
The members of the YYC understand that complex issues, such as youth disengagement or unemployment, cannot be resolved through single agency programs but rather require concerted and aligned strategic efforts from a variety of stakeholders.
YYC members voluntarily come together in the spirit of collaboration to design, deliver, align and strengthen approaches that create a positive impact in the lives of local young people. Currently the YYC has 155 members from 85 different organisations.
To find out more, visit the Yarra Youth Commitment website.
Yarra Primary Secondary School Transition Project
The Yarra Primary Secondary School Transition Project (Years 5 – 9) is one initiative of the Yarra Youth Commitment.
This project aims to improve the transition experience of moving from primary school to secondary school for young people in Yarra.
The Joining the Dots Report 2 was launched in September, 2014 at Richmond Town Hall. The report details the first three phases of this project.
This report can be found here:
Joining the Dots Report 2 September 2014 (1.33 MB)
The Yarra Primary Secondary School Transition project successes include:
- a Transitions Forum
- a Demonstration Pilot Project at Fitzroy High School which included a School-Community Action Team
- facilitation of a Transition Review Process with five schools leading to the development of a Shared Learning Community
- Professional Learning Forums for schools and community agencies.
From this work, an evidence based Transition Model has been developed for Yarra.
A guide for parents with students transitioning to secondary school in Yarra will be available shortly.
The Joining the Dots Report 1, published in December 2012, can be found here:
Joining the DotsThe Yarra Primary Secondary School Transition Project, 2012 (1.12 MB)
Coordinator Youth and Middle Years
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