Education First Youth Foyers evaluation
A research project evaluating three new Education First Youth Foyers in Victoria
Education First Youth Foyers (EFYF) are for young people aged 16 to 24 years who want to study but can’t live at home, and are at risk of homelessness. Education is central and the Foyers provide student accommodation with coaching and support for young people who are motivated to study and work.
To make sure that EFYF are achieving good outcomes, we are doing a large evaluation supported by the Victorian Government. The evaluation includes assessment of the Education First Foyer model and its practice approach. It looks at the outcomes for Foyer students and the model’s cost effectiveness and estimated long-term benefits.
From 2013 to 2017, we surveyed and interviewed Foyer students and young people in other homelessness services. We’re interested in figuring out what works best to help young people who are experiencing/at risk of homelessness.
The Education First Youth Foyers are funded by the Victorian Government in collaboration with Launch Housing and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
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Coddou, M, Borlagdan, J & Mallett, S 2019, Starting a future that means something to you: outcomes from a longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers (PDF, 1 MB)
Coddou, M, Borlagdan, J & Mallett, S 2019, Summary: Starting a future that means something to you (PDF, 65 KB)
Borlagdan, J & Keys, D 2015, Throwing out the rulebook: collaborative innovation for the unfolding Education First Youth Foyer model (PDF, 804 KB)