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

Beacon Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation based in Hobart. Beacon have been working with schools, businesses and communities for over 35 years to bring real world relevance to education and to inspire young people to think about careers and to experience the workplace, long before leaving school.

We deliver programs Australia-wide, for students in Years 7-12, more specifically targeting students in Years 9-12, in schools with an ICSEA* of less than 1,000. We believe socio-economic background or geography should not determine the education or career opportunities you have in life.

OUR VISION

All young people are empowered.

OUR MISSION

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

*ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage) provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students

The values we live by

We’re all about young people

Young people are at the centre of what we do - we are relentless advocates in changing systems to benefit them.

We know what we’re good at

We are driven by our purpose and guided by our experience and expertise whilst always looking to innovate.

We keep it real… with heart

We are compassionate people doing good things with authenticity, adaptability, transparency and pragmatism.

We achieve more together

We can multiply and sustain our impact through collaboration.

We build and nurture our people

We create a safe environment for continuous learning and growth.

We have fun

No explanation needed!