The Beacon Core Community Model is a holistic approach to addressing low school retention rates, engagement and transitions in disadvantaged schools. It is a long term sustainable method of addressing youth unemployment and hopelessness, giving help to young Australians who need it most. Beacon acts as a conduit to bring the school, community and local business together.
Over a three year period, it coaches the key players through the process to work together on shared objectives, delivering a range of activities that enable young people to be work-ready. This results in young people with raised aspirations, confidence and motivation. They leave school with the 21st century employability skills that employers are looking for. Communities have a greater understanding and a heightened sense of belonging and ‘ownership’ that comes from providing long term solutions for their young people.
Beyond the three year core program, Beacon continues to support alumni schools through an online portal where schools, businesses and communities can share knowledge, access resources, and keep up to date with new opportunities.