December 10, 2015

The Hopes and Dreams of Young Australians

reachAs supporters of the The Reach Foundation (Reach), Providence would like to share the recently published Hopes and Dreams Report.

Reach in partnership with social researchers Reality Check Communication Research (Reality Check), have opened a real conversation with young people in Australia to explore their hopes and dreams.

This is a critically important discussion with and about young people.Do you know what the ‘great Australian Dream’ looks like for today’s teenagers? How often do the teenagers in your life talk to you about their vision for their future – what they hope for, aspire to, both for themselves and for their peers?

It is important for young people to dream big, to aspire, to envisage the kind of future they want and genuinely to feel able to chase that dream. And it’s equally important for the rest of their community to support and encourage them to go for it.

The Report is the result of a multi-tiered research process designed to provide a comprehensive story of the views of young people in Australia today. This process utilized various methods, including a literature review, focus groups, surveys and online discussion forums. Over 600 young Australians aged 13–18 took part in this research, providing a diversity of viewpoints that makes a meaningful contribution to the current conversation on what’s important to young Australians today.

Read the Hopes and Dreams Report Executive Summary here, or visit the Reach Foundation website to download the full report.

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