The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) connects young people, governments and businesses to deliver change across Australia. As the only national independent non-profit organisation dedicated to all young people in Australia, FYA’s role is to provide the tools and connections that equip them to change their world. As an organisation, FYA is relentlessly optimistic about young Australians, finding and backing young people from every corner of the country and collaborating with partners to deliver innovative programs embedded in evidence based research.
FYA has a rich and diverse history of partnering with individuals, organisations and schools across Australia. Originating in 1999 through a partnership between The Queen’s Trust and the Australian Youth Foundation, FYA was originally tasked with increasing opportunities and access for young people with disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2010 Jan Owen AM become the CEO of FYA and changed things up, developing a five year strategy that drew on all our past knowledge, wisdom and experience with young people.