Our Vision

All young people are empowered

Our Mission

Supporting young people to have the aspiration, motivation, and ability to determine their working future

Our Values

  • We’re all about young people

    it’s not about us, young people are at the centre of everything we do

  • We’re relentless

    we expect more and want to change systems that surround young people

  • We know what we’re good at

    we are driven by meaningful action, guided by our experience and expertise

  • We keep it real

    we are humble, authentic and adaptable. And importantly, willing to make mistakes and acknowledge ite

  • We have heart

    we are good people doing good things with heart and compassion

  • We achieve more together

    we can multiply and sustain our impact through collaboration

What we do

We are working to create an Australia that understands, cares and is motivated to support young people to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment. We build connections between industry, education and the community to create real world education in schools that is relevant and engaging for young people in the 21st century.

Our history

Beacon Foundation, established in 1988 in Tasmania, has grown to become a national not for profit organisation, operating in all Australian states and territories.

We believe every young person has the right to hope, a job, financial opportunity and the sense of personal success this provides them. Beacon Foundation focuses on disadvantaged communities and areas of high youth disengagement and unemployment, where the risk and the need are greatest. We work with schools, businesses and communities to help bring relevance to the curriculum, and inspire young people to think about careers and experience the workplace, long before they leave school. This helps school retention rates and teaches real-life skills, preparing them for the workplace. In 2018 Beacon Foundation reached 195 schools and inspired 23, 495 students to think about their futures.