The Victoria Institute

Education engagement partnerships with Stonnington and Port Phillip City Councils

Education Engagement Partnership (EEP) is a partnership of fifteen agencies, local government and schools. It supports young people aged 10-19, who are currently disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education, training and employment, across the local government areas (LGAs) of Port Phillip and Stonnington.

The partnership adds value to education and youth services by providing a cross agency response mechanism, data collection and follow-up to enhance the engagement and retention of vulnerable young people in meaningful education or work. 


EEP's objective is for young people aged 10-19 who are studying, residing or engaging in the Cities of Stonnington and Port Phillip to have access to meaningful and sustainable education, training or employment.


  • Improve education, training and employment outcomes for young people 10-19 most at risk of disengagement or already disengaged.
  • Increase support to all stakeholders working with young people 10-19 at risk of disengagement (schools, services, parents, police, mental health services).
  • Gather information about young people 10-19 at risk of disengagement in order to best target resources and programs.
  • Identify gaps and advocate for long term policy and funding responses from Government and other community stakeholders.

Project team


  • The Inner Eastern Local Learning & Employment Network
  • The Ardoch Youth Foundation
  • The City of Port Phillip
  • City of Stonnington - Youth Services
  • The Inner Melbourne VET Cluster
  • Prahran Community Learning Centre
  • St Kilda Youth Service
  • Youth Connect
  • Elwood College
  • Swinburne University - First Stop
  • School Focussed Youth Service
  • Victoria Police
  • St Kilda Primary School
  • The Department of Education & Early Childhood Development


For more information contact:

Dr Alison Baker
Phone: +61 3 9919 4868
Email: [email protected]