The Inner Northern LLEN has brokered three Youth Commitments in the region – Moreland, Darebin and Yarra.
A Youth Commitment is a strategic partnership of schools, education providers, government agencies, community organisations and industry that work together to design, deliver and align local approaches that improve outcomes for young people in the region.
The Youth Commitment’s work to:
- Understand how young people are fairing in Yarra by sharing data and evidence.
- Develop a shared vision and goals amongst all stakeholders that work with young people.
- Establish a governance structure to support collective action.
- Co-design & co-deliver partnership projects.
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Achieving our vision
As a community, members design and deliver approaches to improve specific youth outcomes. The priority areas of action for the Youth Commitments are:
- Youth employment
- Engagement in learning and transitions
- Youth safety, wellbeing & social inclusion.
Inner Northern Youth Commitments use results-based accountability as a methodology to implement collective impact and also measure success.
- Planning approach towards achieving collective impact
- Used to improve outcomes at the population level and at the organisation/service level
- Can be used to coordinate accountability across organisations and ensure that all partners work towards achieving a population outcome.
The Youth Commitment’s scope is to improve outcomes for young people:
- Between 10-24 years of age
- Engaged in education
- At risk of disengaging from education prior to completing Year 12 or a vocational equivalent
- Disengaged from education prior to achieving Year 12 or a vocation equivalent
The Youth Commitments understands the pivotal role and influence of “the family” on young people’s health, wellbeing and education outcomes. Our scope therefore sees young people within the context of their family life.
The Youth Commitments are composed of a leadership group and a community team.
The leadership group is a cross-sector group made up of managers or coordinators of key organisations including local schools. They are responsible for overseeing the effective coordination of the partnership as well as guiding the strategic direction of the Youth Commitment.
The community team is an open-membership group whose members directly engage in networking, consultation, delivery and evaluation of co-designed initiatives. Community Team members organise themselves into focus area action teams to improve specific community level outcomes.
Action teams implement work on three key focus areas:
- Youth employment
- Youth engagement in learning and transitions
- Youth safety, wellbeing and social inclusion
Responsibilities of the Youth Commitments include:
Strategy and governance
- Promoting data-driven decision making and action
- Organising into action teams that work collectively to improve community level outcomes
- Monitoring impact & effectiveness
- Promoting and scaling local solutions
Membership and engagement
- Engaging key stakeholders into the partnership
- Facilitating consultative forums
- Build member capacity to engage and work collaboratively
Profile and strategic communications
- Developing and communicating key partnership messages using shared language
- Continuous information sharing via various channels
- Raising the profile of the Youth Commitment with the broader community
- Connecting all partnership members