Fitzroy Youth Homework Club

Friday 21 May 2021

Girl holding calculator and studying at Fitzroy Youth Homework Club 

For the past twenty years Fitzroy Library has been home to a homework club helping students achieve their full potential. In partnership with new youth organisation Young Assets Foundation, the service allows secondary and young university students to easily access help from specialist tutors at Fitzroy Library after school.

“I finished my six assessments in nine months where at the start I was literally struggling for six months how to finish my first unit”, says homework club student Mursal.

The program runs Monday to Friday after school and covers subjects from English to Chemistry, Accounting to specialist Maths, with an approach that's culturally inclusive and welcoming. 

“High school students and young university students can go there whenever they need to, they don't need to book, don't need to go through a big process”, says Joseph Lorback, Education Programs Manager at Young Assets Foundation.

With Yarra Libraries providing meeting rooms and computers, and Young Assets Foundation providing specialist tutors and facilitating the program, the partnership is built on complementary strengths, says Kylie Carlson, Senior Coordinator Community Engagement and Partnerships at Yarra Libraries.

“We can provide the space, we can provide the resources, but we also have a mutual love of people learning, and a mutual love of seeing people better themselves.”

Watch our video about Fitzroy Youth Homework Club below, and find out more about our partners at the Young Assets Foundation website.


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