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BOLT is an alternative learning program for young people designed by SYC. It is delivered in Eastern Adelaide in partnership with the University of South Australia.

What does BOLT stand for?


The BOLT Classroom is within the Magill University campus. BOLT Students are encouraged to participate in all activities and access student resources provided by the University. We promote an aspiration for engagement in further learning and eventually completing tertiary education.

BOLT Students Playing Piano

BOLT students also have access to the value-add of SYC’s broad service delivery. This includes homelessness and housing services, mental health support, mentoring, supervised driving, accredited training through our RTO, and transition to further education and employment.

BOLT has helped me in my everyday life, my overall learning and my wellbeing. Gaining better skills in maths and literacy has also helped me as I’ll be using that often in my future career.

Past BOLT Student

A Wellbeing Classroom

BOLT is underpinned by wellbeing. Using positive psychology, we foster an environment of individualised teaching and learning. We focus on character strengths and establishing personal values as a basis for education. We nurture resilience in individuals and encourage a sense of belonging and ownership. This enables students the confidence to be an active participant in the classroom and succeed in their learning and wellbeing.

Delivering Accredited Learning

BOLT provides students with the opportunity to be successful in education. Our learning is delivered by a Registered Teacher, who works in partnership with a qualified Social Worker. This provides students with a safe, secure learning environment and high quality education. We also work closely with families, and referring schools to ensure each young person is given the wrap-around support they need.

BOLT students receive education in line with the Australian Curriculum, and for those eligible, SACE Stage 1 units including PLP, English, and Maths.

Recent Results

35 students have been enrolled in the BOLT program throughout 2016-2017. Students attend the program for an average of 18 months.

  • 5 students entered Certificate II or III study at TAFE
  • 2 students entered Foundation Studies at University
  • 7 students returned to mainstream school to complete their SACE
  • 3 students enrolled in adult re-entry SACE
  • 4 students participated in apprenticeships and traineeships
  • 21 students gained or maintained employment
  • 38 SACE units were completed by students

BOLT Students Spaghetti Challenege

Without BOLT she would have dropped out of school, continued her bad behaviour, and never found her own strength and happiness. Her future is now very bright, and full of

Parent of a BOLT Student