Collaborators and Supporters

Thank you to the many government and community organisations listed on this South Australian focused Civics and Citizenship portal aimed at supporting and encouraging young people to engage more deeply with their rights and with democracy. It is our hope it provides a collection of relevant resources that can be easily accessed and utilised with confidence by both students and educators alike; demonstrating that young people’s participation in civics and citizenship education and activities is both sought after and supported.

Shortly after commencing as South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly consulted broadly with  young people to find out what mattered to them most. One of the things they told her was that they cared deeply about many issues but couldn’t find a way to express their concerns or have their views and opinions taken seriously by adults. They wanted to participate in decision making but couldn’t see how this could be achieved. In her first agenda Commissioner Connolly set “strengthening the democratic institutions, structures and protections that underpin the fabric of our civic society, and to continue to promote economic and social justice for all” as a key aim of her advocacy work. Creation of this website contributes to progressing this aim.

Particular thanks to Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, Parliamentary Education Office (Cth), Parliament of South Australia, History Trust of South Australia, The Centre of Democracy, Adelaide Holocaust Museum, Legal Services Commission SA, YMCA Youth Parliament SA, Green Adelaide, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Children’s University Australasia, Association of Independent Schools South Australia, Humanities and Socials Sciences SA, and Generation Citizen, who over the past few years have collaborated with Commissioner Connolly on a range of initiatives designed to foster Civics and Citizenship engagement amongst young people. These initiatives include Democracy in Action, Policy Advocates, Citizen Researchers, yChange for Schools, SA SRC, Civics and Citizenship Professional Seminars for SA Teachers, and Civics in the City Grants Program.

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If you notice information that has become out-of-date, we would appreciate you letting us know so we can ensure the site has integrity over the long term.