About Us

Our History
The Youth Enterprise Trust (YET) is a Queensland based charity established in 1990 by Lloyd Hancock whose mission is ‘Connecting young adults “thru” wilderness to sustainable communities’. It operated from Woodstock, a 121 hectare (300 acre) farm in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The YET Foundation was established in 2005 from grants from the RBS Morgan’s Foundation, with the purpose of assisting YET to achieve financial sustainability.

During 2011, the Youth Enterprise Trust (YET) merged with Evolve at Typo Station, based in Victoria, to create a national organisation delivering early intervention programs for disadvantaged young people. This merger brought together 2 “sister” organisations established through the efforts and friendship of their respective founders nearly 20 years earlier. The Foundation was renamed the Evolve Foundation in recognition of the merger.

Despite the best intentions and efforts of all involved, Evolve decided to withdraw from program activities in Queensland in early 2014.