To ensure all young people leave school with the confidence, connections and experience to thrive in work and life

Students from a local school evaluating the VCAL Toolkit activities.

Who we are

Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning & Employment Network (BGKLLEN) is a small not for profit that believes good things happen when communities invest in their young people. BGKLLEN is often in the background as the partnership brokers, relationship builders and connectors.

The BGKLLEN comprises over 100 organisation and community members and 200 local businesses – all overseen by 10 voluntary committee members and 4 staff.

BGKLLEN is always up for chatting about young people and community and know all the best coffee spots in the region!

Our work

Want to learn more about what BGKLLEN offers local young people, schools and the community? Check out some of our programs and resources below:


Annual Report 2021

BGKLLEN Strategic Plan 2021-2024

At-Risk Forum 2022 Slides


Dr. Glenn Melvin

Craig Hilton

Dale Sidebottom

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