Featuring an amazing line up of speakers including our very own Sanctuary members Airly and Brodie, this Youth Futures Summit is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other people passionate about understanding and shaping the future to be a better place for young people.

Our ally Diana Woolfe has offered a young person an opportunity to attend by paying for their ticket – to the value of $150. It could be YOU! Let us know if you would like to attend for free

What is on the horizon for young people? Contribute to a new vision for young people post-Covid-19 and co-design the future.

COVID-19 has completely disrupted work and social lives. Not only has it led to the massive shift of most people working from home and remotely, but it has also led to a huge jump in youth unemployment and underemployment, increasing debt for young people, disruption to school and education, serious mental health challenges, and more.

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has exacerbated the pre-existing issues young people faced in education, employment and transitions.

It is critical that preparations are made for the post-COVID-19 world in order to support young people into secure and sustainable futures.

YFS2020 will adapt to the challenges of these times and be a completely virtual event. And no, this won’t be anything like your typical webinar.


– Draw together thousands of people from multiple sectors and communities that are reflective of the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs that make up all of Australia
– Be co-presented, co-attended and shaped by young people
– Deep-dive into the challenges and identify what the solutions should be
– Explore a number of different areas from education, youth mental health, the Australian economy, training, job services, young workers’ rights, and what the future of work will look like.

The Summit provides an opportunity for you to be part of forming a new ecosystem now and for the future of work, which is co-designed with young people for young people.

To do this, the Summit will ask what needs to be done:

What already works? Let’s identify the best of what we do now to bring into the future.

What do we need to change so that young people are able to learn, work and earn with better prospects?

What do we need to create to foster an ecosystem for the future of work where employment is sustainable?

The Sanctuary have been accepted as a client for a group of UQ students who will help us make a plan for our future development!

Earlier, this year we submitted an application to get help understanding the world in which The Sanctuary is emerging and identify the types of choices we have in setting ourselves up sustainably.

The key objectives of this project are to find out the megatrends in the youth sector, risk factors, potential funding avenues explore different legal structures and learn what words like social enterprise and NFP (not-for-profit) and charitable status mean in relation to The Sanctuary MYG. Check out the first installment of the project below


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