Youth Leadership Academy Australia.

Inspiring, strengthening and empowering our future leaders.

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"Young people, when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference, can indeed change the world."

- Jane Goodall

Our programs in your school and community...

Primary Schools

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Hosted Australia Wide

Secondary Schools

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Hosted in Australia, NZ and Asia

Community Engagement Programs

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Hosted Australia Wide

YLAA Program Portfolio

Discovery of Resilience & Leadership (Year 5 & 6)

This workshop provides primary school students with the opportunity to explore and discover their role as leaders in society, through an experiential, learner-centred approach.

Core Themes: 

Leadership, Resilience, Flexibility, Wellbeing Identity, Community

Program Group: 

Grades 5 and 6

Program Length: 

Half to full-day workshop

Number of Students: 

up to 100 students

Redefining Leadership (Year 7 and 8)

This workshop challenges traditional notions of leadership, shifting focus from leadership as ego, to leadership as a practice of service and as a mindset for personal growth.

Core Themes: 

Leadership, resilience, flexibility goal setting, collaboration

Program Group: 

Grades 7 and 8

Program Length: 

Half to full-day workshop

Number of Students: 

up to 300 students

The Changemakers (Year 9 and 10)

This program empowers young people to take charge of their leadership potential by first taking charge of their inner emotional landscape.

Core Themes: 

Leadership, critical thinking, communication, flexibility, and creating change.

Program Group: 

Grades 9 and 10

Program Length: 

Two day workshop

Number of Students: 

up to 300 students

The Influencers (Year 9 and 10)

This workshop builds students’ awareness of their power to be positive role models and change agents in their community, and equips them with the confidence, communication skills, and self-awareness to take charge of their mindset and have a positive influence on those around them.

Core Themes: 

Leadership, social media, relationships, wellbeing and boundaries

Program Group: 

Grades 9 and 10

Program Length: 

Half to full-day workshop

Number of Students: 

up to 300 students

Leadership Academy (Year 11 and 12)

This workshop aims to tackle the challenges, burdens, and insecurities that young people feel hold them back in their transition to adulthood.

Core Themes: 

Leadership, integrity, collaboration and community

Program Group: 

Grades 11 and 12

Program Length: 

Half to full-day workshop

Number of Students: 

up to 300 students

Student Leaders Workshop (SRC)

This one-day workshop enhances student leadership groups’ capacity for developing and implementing positive tools for change in their schools and communities.

Core Themes: 

Leadership, collaboration, community, and adaptability

Program Group: 

Student Leadership Body / Youth Council

Program Length: 

Full-day workshop

Number of Students: 

Up to 50 students

Tools & resources for students, parents & educators

7 Tips for the Start of Year 12

by Wil Massara on 9th Nov 2021
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8 Tips for the Start of Year 11

by Wil Massara on 9th Nov 2021
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9 Tips for the Start of Year 10

by Wil Massara on 9th Nov 2021
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Students feel more confident to lead their schools
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Como Secondary College

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Cleve Area School

City of Joondalup

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Christies Beach High & Southern Vocational College

Christ The Priest Primary School

Chisholm Catholic Primary

Chipping Norton Public School

Chifley College Shalvey Campus

Cherrybrook Technology High School

Cheltenham Girls' High School

Chanel College

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Caulfield Grammar School | Wheelers Hill Campus

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Catholic Ladies' College

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Castlemaine Steiner School & Kindergarten

Carwatha College P - 12

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Carmel Adventist College

Carlisle Primary School

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Carine Senior High School

Cardiff High School

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School

Canterbury-Earlwood Caring Association

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

Campbelltown Public School

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School

Camden High School

Cambridge Park High School

Camberwell Girls Grammar School

Callaghan College Jesmond Campus

Calderwood Christian School

Calare Public School

Calamvale Community College

YLAA's Conference was so well planned and delivered, challenging students to reflect on their own style of leadership and skills along the way such as public speaking and the importance of mindset in setting achievable goals.  The Changemaker Panel was incredible - inspiring students through such exceptional examples of achieving and having that chance for students to ask questions to other youth on their leadership journeys was incredibly beneficial.  Our students come back to school with not only motivation but the tools to turn a thought into a program benefiting our community.

Catherine, Head of Student Leadership

The YLAA Conference in 2021 inspired the young leaders from our school to dream big and think creativity. It encouraged them to consider the power that young people possess, and the ways in which they can use it to better the world. I would recommend this conference to any schools that wish to assist their student leaders with realising and following their passions.

Charlotte, Secondary Music and Maths Teacher

The SEDA College student leaders left the 2021 conference feeling motivated and inspired. Dynamic, diverse and entertaining presenters, coupled with the high energy levels in the room, ensured that our young people were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the day.

Dana, Director of Student Experiance

I loved seeing how enthusiastic my students were after the conference. They spoke all about their ideas on the train back home. They invited one of the guest speakers from the conference to our school and continued to make the reference of the conference throughout the year. It is most definitely a conference that will ignite a fire in your student leadership team

Nina Rihani, Secondary Coordinator

Greenacre Baptist Christian Community School

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