“ We can not become what we want to be by remaining what we are ”

Marshman Foundation

Marshman Foundation is the research and development arm of Youth Opportunities. Working in consultation with Youth Opportunities, Marshman Foundation brings skills and knowledge in, education & training, psychology and information technology and ensures the Personal Leadership Program remains relevant and effective to young people and schools.

The Personal Leadership Program is developed based on extensive research in the fields of:

  • Positive psychology
  • Cognitive psychology and behaviour therapy
  • Habit formation and neuroscience
  • Developmental psychology
  • Transformational learning theory
  • Personal development theory
  • Motivational theory
  • Philosophy

With a focus on innovation, quality, flexibility and sustainable outcomes, in the last 5 years Marshman Foundation has:

  • Reviewed and redeveloped the Personal Leadership Program
  • Created an adaptive online program called Thrive online


Latest development project

Thrive OnlineĀ  is Youth Opportunities Personal Leadership Program reimagined. This flexible online program has been designed to empower schools to deliver a meaningful SACE Personal Learning Plan (PLP) subject, whilst providing the opportunity for tailored personal development in the classroom to meet individual school and student needs.

Thrive Online is delivered online in a classroom setting with students working through select modules under the guidance of a trained educator. Similar to our hallmark Personal Leadership Program, students will be guided through a range of topics designed to broaden their self-concept, increase their self-esteem, and develop goal planning strategies and career goals to support future career path and build the skills young people need to thrive in school, work and life.

Click here to learn more about Thrive Online.