The Office for Youth coordinates, delivers and supports the following programs:

Successful Transitions

Be a Job Maker

Community of Schools and Youth Services

SA Youth Week

Youth Parliament

Previous programs delivered by the Office for Youth:

Youth Network grants

SA Youth Week grants

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Office for Youth provides support to programs that work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people across South Australia. For every program we support, our focus is on ensuring that funding gains maximum positive impact for young people and the community they live in.

On this basis, following extensive analysis, the Office for Youth will no longer fund the LEAP program.

The recently released 2016 Youth Strategy, Connected to YOUth, outlines the Office for Youth's strategic directions, building on the 2015 It Starts with YOUth Strategy.

Through the Connected to YOUth Strategy we will continue to:

  • engage with young people across South Australia about issues that are important to them, through various online and public forums
  • address issues related to transitioning from education to training and employment  through the continuation of the Successful Transitions program, which will be expanded in 2016 to include access for young people living in the Whyalla region
  • focus on issues around youth homelessness, particularly exploring the connection between family/relationship violence and youth homelessness.

Connected to YOUth will also make available new funding for community providers to deliver financial literacy training with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Money Smart program. Money Smart will support 200 young people at risk of homelessness to learn valuable skills in budgeting so that they are best placed to find a safe home and keep it. Funding applications for the program will be open from 1 March 2016.

Find out more about the Connected to YOUth strategy here.