School engagement programs

School engagement programs at the Brotherhood of St Laurence allow young people to learn about the issues of poverty, disadvantage, social inequality and injustice through practical hands-on experiences.

Our goal is to engage, motivate and inspire the next generation to become involved in tackling these issues. The Brotherhood of St Laurence conducts a range of school engagement programs for students of all ages.

Urban Camp

Urban Camp is a three to five day inner-city experience in Melbourne that allows students to understand the issues facing disadvantaged Australians through engaging with Brotherhood communities. 
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Social justice conferences

One day social justice conferences are offered to schools at junior, middle and senior levels and explore the reasons for poverty and disadvantage, allowing students to learn and discuss how they can contribute to solutions for these social issues.

Day programs and workshops

Short workshops and day programs are available to schools and can be tailored to student interests and requirements.

Contact us

To find out how your school can get involved, please contact
Annabel Luscombe, Schools Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (03) 9483 2426
Email: annabel.luscombe(at)

Building better lives together

Read the latest quarterly newsletter for our valued friends and supporters.

It features news from the Brotherhood and stories about our programs that are helping people and communities overcome disadvantage.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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