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youth leadership

NIYLA Opens Applications for National Gathering

Posted: January 21st, 2014

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The National Indigenous Young Leaders Academy is a Foundation for Young Australian initiative which aims to empower indigenous young people to lead change within their communities and at a national level. Applications for the NIYLA 2014 National Gathering are now open.

The National Gathering will be held in Arcadia (NSW) from 25th May – 30th May and is part of a 12 week online program running from 25th April – 25th July. If successful in the application process the cost of travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the NIYLA.

Applications are open for all young indigenous people age 15-18 and need to be received before 5th March 2014. For more information click here.

Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program- Apply now

Posted: February 19th, 2013

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‘One Sky, Many Paths’ is an Aboriginal youth leadership program that runs from April to July this year. The program includes:
•two one-week residential conferences in Fremantle
•on-line learning, with support from a local mentor
•a community project that the participants themselves will plan and run over a 14-week period.

During the course the participants get to meet and be inspired by pre-eminent Aboriginal leaders. On completion they receive a certificate II in Leadership Development.

The program is run by the Challenger Institute and funded by the WA Department for Communities. For more information go to http://www.communities.wa.gov.au/Youth/programs/osmp/Pages/default.aspx. Applications close on 22 March 2013.

Leadership program for young Aboriginal West Australians

Posted: April 19th, 2011

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Nominations are now open for the Department of Communities’ One Sky, Many Paths Indigenous leadership program.

The program comprises:

• distance education where students learn online within their own community

• two residential week long conferences in Perth with an array of amazing Aboriginal speakers and leadership experiences

• a community project which participants will be responsible for creating, developing and implementing over a ten week period.

The training is accredited and conducted by Challenger Institute of Technology and participants will have a local mentor to help with their community project.

The residential weeks for young men are in May and August, and for young women in September and November.

 
For more information and to download the nomination form go to www.youth.wa.gov.au. Participants will need someone to nominate them, a family member, community leader or elder and all applicants have to be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander living in Western Australia and aged between 18 and 25 years.

The deadline to apply is 2nd May 2011.