An idea, host a one day event in Perth financially and geographically accessible for young people to realise their potential as young leaders and be equipped with the skills to lead their schools and communities.
By August 2018, this was a reality - 65 young people from 4 schools joined us at our first Secondary Youth Leadership Conference.
95.3% left the room feeling more prepared for the future and more confident to lead their school. These results are what made at the time 16 year old Wil Massara know that YLAA was needed in young peoples lives and that it must be led by young people.
Perth State Youth Leadership Conference, Leederville Football Club (28th August 2018)
To equip, educate and empower young people how to lead themselves, your schools and our communities across Australia.
To ensure all young people have access to skills that empower them, regardless of their financial situation.
Youth Leadership Academy Australia is a for-youth, by-youth organisation, created with the aim of building a positively sustainable future by equipping the youth of today with the skills to be leaders tomorrow. We empower students to become engaged with their school and community and use their voice to create positive change.
85% of students leave school feeling unprepared for the future. Through our events and programs, we are determined to build a platform of incredible youth who have the energy to inspire others. Together as a team, we want to make an impact on not only tomorrow but for decades to come.
YLAA partners with impactful organisations around Australia to support and deliver programs and events around Australia. With the support of our partners we continue to educate, equip and empower young people with the skills to lead themselves, your schools and our communities across Australia.
As YLAA moves to a social enterprise over the next 12 months, we are now on the lookout for innovative, future focused organisations who are committed to building up the next generation of leaders and building a future we can all look forward too.Partner with us