2020-2024 strategy

With the growing challenges facing young people, we must extend our services, and for our impact to remain world-class, we must be prepared to adapt the way we work. In 2019, as part of our strategic plan review, we gathered insights from young people, our school partners, our supporters in the community, our board and our staff. What we heard was a unified response – keep doing what you are doing, but do more of it, without losing the integrity and quality of your results. And so, over the next five years, our bold strategic plan has us focused on growing our impact, which is integrated into our Theory of Change model to ensure we remain focused on our goals and outcomes.

Theory of Change

Using our suite of measures and the global evidence base, we continually test the assumptions around the short and long term impact of our programs and services. This is represented in our strategy, and also aligns to our Theory of Change, which articulates how and why we create social change.

Our values

Our values are the touch-stone we turn to when we need to make tough decisions, big or small. And we are incredibly proud of our values which firmly place young people at the heart of all we do.

With young people at the heart we:

  • Do the right thing and do it well
  • Empower others
  • Choose a growth mindset
  • Inspire with passion
  • Demonstrate gratitude
  • Engage partners to get the best outcomes

2020 to 2024 Strategic Plan – 2021 Major Projects

Build our Reach

Expand our reach within South Australia by offering online public and group personal leadership programs in the sectors with young people in most need. Build the foundations to deliver our programs nationally. Pilot personal leadership workshops for secondary school students.

Transform Graduate Engagement

Rollout learnings from year 1 of PROSPER to transform our graduate engagement program. Trial new activities in the second year of PROSPER including co-design and delivery with young people.

Create Philanthropic Partnerships & Sustainable Funding Solutions

Introduce new fundraising and philanthropic activities that appeal and align with the goals of our supporters

Build our Brand

Develop and implement an integrated marketing and communications plan using an evidence based and digital-first approach to raise the profile of Youth Opportunities in the wider community.

Get the Basics Right

Strengthen our relationship with the South Australian secondary education sector. Continue our digital transformation journey, including adoption of a new Customer Relationship Management system to support our fundraising and philanthropic activities. Continue to pulse-check workplace cultural health through Teamgage.

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