Whittlesea Youth Commitment

The Whittlesea Youth Commitment (WYC) is a community based intervention strategy designed to enhance opportunities for young people to live and work in a healthy and prosperous community.

For information on the National Youth Commitment project, click here.

Established in 1998, the WYC was born from a process based on a Spirit of Cooperation Agreement between partners from the local community, including local government, tertiary and secondary education, employment services, community support agencies and employer representatives. The WYC commits each organisation to work separately and together to improve youth transitions, and education, training and employment prospects.

The following resources provide guidance for anyone wishing to implement a similar program in their community.

icon Whittlesea Community Team Manual (311.25 kB)
This manual has been developed to inform professionals of agreed processes between agencies to support young people in their transition between compulsory education and their chosen destination. The contents of this manual were developed in consultation with participating agencies in the WYC project and refer to processes and materials available to each young person who resided or attended secondary college in the City of Whittlesea. Information contained in this manual may be useful to other communities contemplating the implementation of a Youth Commitment.

Author: Whittlesea Youth Commitment

icon Sample Five Year Plan (113.9 kB)
A Five Year Plan which may be useful to other similar organisations. The plan answers their questions – where are we going? How will we get there? How will engage with each other and others to meet the needs of young people within the region?

Author: Whittlesea Youth Commitment