Pre-COVID, Art of Smart asked a group of students in Year 10, 11 and 12, what their biggest fears were for their future.
Their answers surprised me.
While I was expecting answers like, not getting a high enough ATAR, or missing out on getting into a specific degree at university, instead, students shared that some of their biggest concerns were:
- Being unable to find a job after going to university
- Not being able to afford to buy their own home
- Finding a way to stay mentally healthy and resilient
Since COVID, things have deteriorated for young people even more and Australia is facing a generational crisis for young people over the next decade and beyond.
In this 3-part series, I’ll unpack why, and what Australian can do about it.