Support for young people
About our work with young people
We work for an Australia where all young people, irrespective of their background and circumstances, have the chance to achieve their educational goals, find a job and live a fulfilling life. We understand that young people take diverse pathways to adulthood, and that recognising and nurturing young people’s talents and capabilities, instead focusing on deficits, enables them to thrive.
Students who join our programs get help to stay involved in education and support to overcome difficulties at home and at school. Help with homework, career goals and skills development is part of some of our programs too. Mainstream school doesn’t suit everyone, so we also operate alternative education and training options.
Phone (03) 8781 5907
Our David Scott School delivers the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) which is an alternative education program taught in a friendly community setting. It offers the equivalent of years 11 and 12 for young people who have become disengaged from school, to put them on the path to achieving their life goals.
Phone (03) 9426 1581
At our Homework Clubs, volunteer specialist tutors assist secondary and tertiary students with their studies in a friendly and supportive environment.
Support for school leavers
Leaving school is one of the most important landmarks in our journey through life. At BSL, we equip school leavers with skills and help you plan your careers to put you on track to the world of work.
The transition from school to adult working life is rarely smooth, and harder for those who lack the qualifications and personal networks to gain a foothold in the world of work. Our program helps unemployed young people who are disconnected from education to take that crucial step.
Phone (03) 9483 1133
Our Education First Youth Foyers are for young people who can’t live at home with their families. They provide education support and housing that lead to employment, independence and rewarding adult lives.
Phone (03) 9483 2498
The Youth Transitions support pilot program aims to help refugees and vulnerable migrants, aged 15 to 25, to get the skills they need for a job, and take part in the community through work, education and sport.