Census LogoMore than thirty years after STS Young Endeavour started sailing the Australian coast, the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme continues to deliver challenging, rewarding and inspiring adventures under sail for the youth of Australia.

In 2020 the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is gauging the long-term outcomes delivered by the program to those individuals, and to Australian society as a whole.

If you have joined a voyage in Young Endeavour as a member of our Youth Crew, please help us by completing the Young Endeavour Census. The information we collect as part of this longitudinal study will be used to guide the future of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, and the delivery of the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program.

Complete the Young Endeavour Census now, or read on for further information.

Long term questions for long term results

Youth crew on the bowspritDuring 32 years of operation, STS Young Endeavour has delivered nearly 600 voyages, embarked more than 14,000 Youth Crew and a further 15,000 community day sail participants, and welcomed innumerable visitors aboard during our many port visits. We continue to develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills, and to build resilience and community spirit amongst the young people who join our Youth Crew.

Since 1988 we have asked Youth Crew to complete a questionnaire to measure their sentiments at the conclusion of each voyage. This provides us with the short term view, however we would also like to gain a long term view of program outcomes.

Given the nature of the questions in the survey, their similarity to parts of the National Census carried out every five years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the dependence of both on having a large number of honest respondents, we settled on calling this survey the Young Endeavour Census.

The Young Endeavour Census will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. All answers will be kept confidential and de-identified for statistical analysis (read the Privacy Policy here).

Please note you will be asked to provide the year you sailed in Young Endeavour - if you cannot recall your voyage number, please email us with your name and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you subsequently joined an alumni or returnee voyage, please answer with the first year you sailed.

The Census also includes questions to cater for the situation where a Youth Crew may not be in a position to complete the survey and someone is responding on their behalf.

If you are ready to go, we would appreciate your responses to the Young Endeaour Census! If you have any additional questions please email us.

Thank you for your continued support for the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.

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Youth CrewTo improve the reliability of the results we gain from this Census we would also like to enlist your help in reaching other Youth Crew. If you are still in touch with your crew mates, please send them the link to this page and encourage them to respond. Doing so will help ensure this research reflects the views and experiences of the diverse range of youth crew who have embarked Young Endeavour since 1988, and where those individuals have found themselves in life.
Should you need more information about how we will manage the information you provide, please find the Privacy Policy for the Young Endeavour Census here.

Thank you for your support for the Young Endeavour Program.
Measuring 32 years of youth development