April 22, 2020
Our Strategic Plan for COVID-19 and beyond is now available.
We're incredibly pleased to launch Minus18’s Strategic Plan for 2020 - 2022. It’s an exciting direction for our organisation as we work to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ young people right across Australia.
Our response to COVID-19 is front and centre, and beyond the current pandemic, we’re solidifying our focus on access and inclusion, youth leadership, and taken a new approach to how we share our 21 years of expertise to empower other organisations and young people to be agents of change.
Here's the plan:
Confront COVID-19 and Innovate Solutions to Support LGBTQIA+ Youth During Uncertain Times
Times are tough for LGBTQIA+ youth now, as experiences of social isolation, unemployment and family violence increase across the country. In response to COVID-19, we've launched our programs online to ensure young people are supported - no matter where in Australia they are. We're doing this through:
- Free Digital Youth Events each weekend. We've connected almost 2,000 young people since social isolation began.
- Peer Support Spaces online through Facebook and minus18.org.au.
- Adapting our LGBTQIA+ Workshops and Training to webinar format,
- Launching our IDAHOBIT Campaign to empower communities to celebrate at home.
The bonus we’re already seeing is the ability to engage people from every corner of Australia – and even the world.
Like many other organisations, our fundraising and donations have reduced as a result of COVID-19. We’re working hard to maintain the sustainability of our work, and increase transparency and communication throughout this period.
Our Strategic Plan extends from 2020 - 2022, and we have some VERY exciting goals as Australia's charity for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Sitting alongside, and born from, our Strategic Plan is our Access & Inclusion Framework and Roadmap. Check it out here.