School Focused Youth Service


Supporting vulnerable young people to remain connected to education

School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) 2016-2017 has been given a critical role to play in the Education State by supporting schools to achieve the range of ambitious targets. SFYS will focus on "Breaking the Link" (between disadvantage and outcomes) by supporting Victorian students at risk of poor learning outcomes to reach their potential and stay engaged in education for better life opportunities. 

The target group for SFYS is 10-18 year olds who are at school but vulnerable to or showing signs of disengagement from school.

For more information see the attached SFYS guidelines.

SFYS continues to be delivered in Maroondah, Yarra Ranges and Knox. 

Previous SFYS

School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) is a state wide initiative funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).  The program operates in partnership with the Catholic Education Office and Independent Schools Victoria. 

DEECD announced a new phase of SFYS in July 2013, and Knox, Maroondah & Yarra Ranges Youth Services were all individually successful in obtaining continued funding. The funding will continue to build on existing partnerships and good practice to support vulnerable young people (10-18 years) in the Outer East over the next two years.

Further Information

Further Information