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Why Young People in Australia Are Facing a Generational Crisis

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, Iโ€™ll unpack why, and what Australian can do about it.