MISSION AUSTRALIA YOUTH SURVEY 2012
MISSION AUSTRALIA’S YOUTH SURVEY 2012
To have our society revealed to us through the eyes of our youth can offer us both a picture of beauty but also pain. The idealisticyet wide open eyes of the young see the potential of life and the hopes of the future. But on that journey they also identify thepressure they experience and the burdens they face.Their voice must be welcomed for it is the voice of the younger generation that informs us of the changes and transformationswe must seek for the better of our society, especially for those who are yet to reach adulthood.Timothy, a follower of Jesus in Biblical times, was very young, but was encouraged by the Apostle Paul to not let anyone despisehis youthfulness. Despite his age, his voice, like those of our youth of today, must be welcomed and heard.Mission Australia is delighted to have the voices of the youth of our Australian society, heard through our
Youth Survey 2012
.This comprehensive report, produced by Research, captures the voices of thousands of young Australians for all to hear.At Mission Australia we believe all young people should have the opportunity to successfully move into adulthood, well-preparedfor life ahead. Navigating a successful youth experience often means naming the things that both help and hinder the journey.This survey provides a wealth of material for the purpose of assisting our youth.I warmly commend this report for your careful consideration.
Robyn Richardson (Rev.)
Acting National Chaplain