NT Youth Strategy action plan to support young Territorians

NT Government

Boosting workforce accessibility through clear employment and education pathways is amongst a raft of measures outlined in the Northern Territory Youth Strategy Action Plan 2024-2027, launched today as NT Youth Week wraps up for another year.

The Action Plan – which also focuses on the health, safety, and wellbeing of young people – supports the implementation of the Northern Territory Youth Strategy 2023-2033.

Seven key domains as well as priorities and actions that will guide and strengthen the Northern Territory Government’s investment in programs and services for young people are set out in the Action Plan, which is the first of three that will be developed over the life of the 10-year Youth Strategy.

The Action Plan is aligned with key priorities that were raised in consultations with young people, government, community and other stakeholders.

Focus areas include:

improving access to services for young Territorians, including health, education and other community and support services;increasing opportunities for the achievements and contributions of young Territorians to be recognised throughout the community;boosting employment, training and education pathways for young Territorians transitioning from school;enhancing opportunities for youth voice to be captured in policy development and program delivery; andfostering cultural and social connections for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse young people and building cultural competency of service providers.

See the Northern Territory Youth Strategy Action Plan 2024-2027 here here.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth, Seniors and Equality Ngaree Ah Kit:

“Our Government is focused on empowering our young Territorians and ensuring they have access to education, information, support and opportunities that will enable them to thrive.

“This first Action Plan outlines a range of initiatives and services to create a better future for young people, and is supported by a whole-of-government investment and effort in program and services responses.”

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