Using 40 practical tools that develop skills and strategies of students in areas of wellbeing, resilience and leadership, the Personal Leadership Program is our most comprehensive service.
With the support of two trained facilitators, the 60-hour Personal Leadership Program is delivered to year 10 students, one day a week, for 10 weeks over a school term. Students engage through group discussions, video, self-reflection, goal planning and personalised coaching that allows the program to be tailored to the needs and goals of each student.
By adopting program principles, young people learn the skills to make positive choices and, as a result, are more motivated in school, confident in themselves, and able to tackle life’s challenges.
Delivery models include direct facilitation from Youth Opportunities, and partial and full licenses, which involve upskilling teachers or community members to deliver the program under the support and guidance of Youth Opportunities.
The Personal Leadership Program is grounded in psychology theories and uses principles of positive psychology and cognitive therapy to help build emotional intelligence and resilience in young people.
The measurement and analysis of our programs are as much a part of the delivery as the content itself, ensuring we have a meaningful effect on the lives of young people.
have better relationships
have higher confidence
improved their self-image
are more motivated towards school
have developed better time management and organisational skills
have a good action plan to achieve their goals
have a clearer understanding of their future
increase in students aspiring to undertake an apprenticeship
increase in students aspiring to attend TAFE
Positive wellbeing in adolescents is identified and measured using five constructs known as EPOCH: Engagement, Perseverance, Optimism, Connectedness, and Happiness. Our graduates’ EPOCH results are not only statistically significant, but they also demonstrate the immense impact of the program.
The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) measures general levels of distress, anxiety, and depression. Questions are asked of Personal Leadership Program Students in week 1 and week 9 of the program. In 2021, after completing our Personal Leadership Program, despite the continued negative effects of COVID-19, we saw a one-third reduction in the number of young people at risk of developing a mental health disorder.
1 day per week
60 hours of training
18 students per program
2 trainers per group
Graduation ceremony on completion of program
20 SACE points
2 years of post-program support
Access to scholarships