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 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, 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 the young people.
of students report higher confidence
improved their self-esteem
have better relationships with their teachers
have better relationships with their families
have better relationships with their friends/peers
are more motivated towards school
have a clearer understanding of their future
know what to do to achieve their goals
feel they have the skills to achieve their goals
EPOCH measures five identified constructs that support positive wellbeing in adolescents: engagement, perseverance, optimism, connectedness, happiness. Students displayed a statistically significant impact, particularly in the areas of happiness and optimism.
The Kessler (K10) measures general levels of distress, anxiety and depression. The questions are based on nervousness, fatigue and sadness. The 2019 K10 results show a statistically significant change in the levels of distress of students.
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
Audio visual content