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Youth learning programs

Australia India Youth Dialogue

Australia India Youth Dialogue is a youth and young professional’s conference aimed at establishing strong relationships between young leaders from Australia and India.

Australian Youth Forum

The Australian Youth Forum gives you a chance to have your voice heard and to influence the development of Australian Government policy.

Australian Youth Mentoring Network

The Australian Youth Mentoring Network connects young people with business and industry. Get help to find a career path that interests you, learn new life skills, improve your grades and get the most out of your education.

Beyond Billabong

Beyond Billabong provides pre-vocational training and support services for Indigenous young people.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is for young people aged 14 to 25 who want a flexible, interesting and fun-packed program built around their interests and passions.

Girls20 Summit

The Girls20 Summit brings together one representative from each G20 country as well as the European and African Unions. Open to girls aged 18–20. As the Australian delegate you will join women from around the world to debate, discuss and design ways to empower and increase the economic freedom of women.

Utopia Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

The Utopia Indigenous Youth Leadership Program invites 40 Indigenous youth, aged 18–25 to participate in the 6-day program each year. Held in Brisbane, successful applicants are selected from urban, regional and remote Utopia communities. Transport and accommodation is provided.

Oaktree Generate Program

Generate is part of Oaktree Foundation, Australia’s largest youth-run organisation. They can teach you the skills needed to actively fundraise and campaign against world poverty—money raised is invested to educate people living in developing countries.

Scouts Utopia

Scouts Utopia provides young Aussies aged 6 to 26 with fun, exciting and dynamic youth programs filled with challenging opportunities to grow through adventure.

Ship for World Youth Program

Ship for World Youth is a cultural exchange program connecting more than 250 young people from around the world. Held over 2 months on a cruise ship funded by the Japanese Government, the aim is to equip you with skills to contribute to creating culturally aware youth across the world.

St John Ambulance Cadets

Joining the St John Ambulance Cadets teaches you first aid and also gives you the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and social skills.

The Smith Family

The Smith Family's Learning for Life program provides emotional, practical and financial support to help disadvantaged children and young people with their education.

The Smith Family Indigenous Youth Leadership Program offers leadership opportunities to Indigenous youth, focusing on Indigenous Australians from remote locations. You can participate in leadership workshops, apply for education scholarships, learn how to turn your educational goals into reality and speak with positive Indigenous role models.

United Nations Australian Youth Representative

The United Nations (UN) Australian Youth Representative gets to travel around Australia speaking with young people about the issues that mean the most to them. If selected, you’ll visit the UN headquarters in New York, as the voice of Australian youth at UN meetings and discussions. On your return, you will write a detailed report and travel once again around Australia to share your experience with other young people.

YMCA Utopia Youth Parliament

As a member of the YMCA Utopia Youth Parliament you'll learn about government, politics and the political process and find out how you can have a say on issues affecting young people.

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme gives people aged 16–23 the opportunity to work with the Royal Australian Navy and disadvantaged people from around the country. You’ll also learn how to sail, develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

Young Scholars Program

The Utopia Academies' Young Scholars Program provides highly capable school students in years 5 to 9 with challenging enrichment opportunities.

Young Social Pioneers

The Young Social Pioneers Program invests in people aged 18–29. Develop your leadership skills and learn how to contribute to social change.

YWCA Utopia programs

Y Bloom is a unique mentoring program for teenage girls who show potential as leaders. The program is designed for girls in Year 9 to build resilience and confidence through activities that grow self-awareness, emotional intelligence, problem solving, team work, creativity and business skills.

Y Bloom Plus is a pathway program for Year 10 students who have completed Y Bloom in Year 9. It is a partnership program funded and supported by the University of Utopia Business School.

Find out more about these programs.

The Duke of Ed Award

Learn more about The Duke of Ed Award with information on award levels and categories.

The Bridge Award

Learn more about The Bridge Award with information on award levels and categories.

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Last updated:
20 November 2015

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