Student Engagement

Our programmes target students from Year 7 to Year 12 who have been identified as individuals who are at risk of disengaging from their learning or have already disengaged and need additional support to develop and cope with life and high school demands.

Our programmes help to improve students’ well-being and sense of purpose through a personalised approach that fosters inclusion, resilience and positive relationships.

More broadly, our programmes:

  • Empower students to realise their potential

  • Create opportunities to grow, learn and positively influence their peers

  • Targeted audience

Our programmes are for all students, although the students who benefit the most are those who present with one or more of the following barriers to learning:

  • Lack of interest in curriculum

  • Intention to leave school early

  • Off task

  • Non-completion of school work

  • Difficulties focusing in class

  • Sporadic or poor attendance

  • Negative interaction with peers

  • Negative interaction with school staff

  • Lack of connection with peers

  • Lack of connection with the school staff

  • Feeling stressed, anxious and under pressure

  • Unstable home environment

  • Lack of positive adult role models

  • Mental health, wellbeing issues

  • Lack of coping mechanisms

  • Low self-confidence

  • Lack of resilience

  • Inappropriate or poor interpersonal skills

Support our work!

There are lots of different ways in which you can help us empower Australia’s youth. The first and most obvious is to make a donation.


The programme helped me learn more about myself and see a new way of learning.

- Riverside Girls Student



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