Youth Participation

Youth-led practice is central to the work of BYS. We have implemented a range of youth and community-engagement strategies to ensure that young people’s voices and experience guide our research practice and the development and implementation of our programs and services. Many of our evaluation projects are guided by Community Advisory Groups made up of young people and people with lived experience as well as community members and sector stakeholders.

We partnered with the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland to co-design an innovative new youth program and embed participation into evaluation.

Our internal Youth Participation Strategy guides how young people are involved in decision making at BYS and how their voices contribute to the work of the organisation, including the co-design of programs with young people.