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Community & Local Youth Leadership Programs

Designed to engage young leaders in your community and create change at a grassroots level.

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YLAA in your community.

Welcome to YLAA, your trusted partner in supporting local governments across Australia. Our youth-led programs are strategically designed to engage young people and empower them to drive positive change within your community. With our team of dedicated individuals, we offer comprehensive support in developing effective youth engagement strategies and establishing local youth councils. YLAA delivers impactful training and workshops that guarantee long-lasting transformation in your schools and community. As young individuals ourselves, we deeply understand the needs of your youth and are uniquely positioned to foster strong connections and provide an immersive and meaningful experience for each student.

From inspiring student leadership within schools and communities to equipping them with scientifically supported goal-setting skills, we are committed to designing tailor-made programs that align with your objectives. Partner with YLAA today to unlock the full potential of your young people and create a brighter future for your local area.




Wil and the YLAA team are such inspiring young people, who really connects with their audience! The program was a wonderful start for our newly established Youth Council, giving our young people the tools to fulfill their goals and compete their identified projects as a team! The follow on effects from this program will be beneficial for all the young people across the South Burnett Region. I would recommend this program to any school or Council. It was a pleasure to work with such a dynamic team!

Margie, Community Development Officer
South Burnett Regional Council

With his engaging manner, on-point music choices and fun, interactive activities, Wil was able to connect with our young people in a way that made them feel comfortable to contribute. Discussion was relatable and non-judgemental, and Wil offered practical tools for the youth to use when navigating real life, everyday challenges. I would recommend Wil to anyone looking to inspire and empower young people in their community.  I can’t wait to work with Wil and the YLAA team on further youth empowerment projects.

Kylie, Youth Officer
Hay Shire Council, June 2023

The two-day YLAA program was highly engaging and interactive, providing our young people with essential skills to become leaders in their communities. YLAA was able to tailor the program to our needs, ensuring it aligned with our future direction and strategic focus for the group. Participants left feeling more confident, empowered and excited to make change in the community.

Danika, Community Development Officer
Bunbury City Council

3 Principles of YLAA Programs


Your Community, Your Program.

We know every single community has different dynamics and objectives. This requires both a specialised program and a budget tailored to your needs. We have never run two identical programs!


Professionally trained facilitators.

All of our facilitators have had a minimum  of four years experience within the Youth Leadership industry. This ensures your school and students receive a professional and impactful experience.


Sustaining Momentum.

We understand lasting change does not happen in one day, this is why we have created a three month post-event program to reinforce student's understanding and maximise future success.

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Our Results

of YLAA students felt more prepared to lead their community after the program.

of YLAA students felt more prepared for the future after the program.

of our students and teachers would recommend YLAA programs to other communties.

The Process

Stage 1

Program Enquiry Sent!

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Once received a YLAA team member will call you to discuss further and book your one on one consultation.

Stage 2

One on One Consultation

YLAA School Representative discusses program & desired outcomes with you.

Stage 3

Program & Proposal Sent

A draft program  of how YLAA could support your school with & proposal is sent for your perusal.

Stage 4

Acceptance & Program Design

Once accepted our schools team will work with you closely to design the program to meet your desired outcomes.

Stage 5

Program, Feedback & Resources

Your tailor-made program is facilitated at your school, feedback is received and post-program resources are provided to support your school.

Talk to our Team.

Our community team are ready to listen and support your young people to become strong influential leaders that leave a legacy of positive change within your community.

Speak with one of our Community Engagement Consultants