YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS

empowering & mobilising young changemakers in education

EDUCATION IS THE #1 CONCERN FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

Source: 2019 UN Youth Rep Report

WE HEAR YOU & UNDERSTAND THAT

The world is innovating and growing more complex every day, however formal education hasn't innovated along with it.

 

You want to learn more practical skills to be prepared for the future of work and life.

 

You want more say in what you learn and how you learn it.

You want an education that is effective, relevant and relatable.

Schools in regional and disadvantaged communities are being left behind.

WE AIM TO EMPOWER AND MOBILISE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE CHANGEMAKERS IN EDUCATION, EMPHASISING HUMAN SKILLS IN A DIGITAL WORLD

THE PROGRAM

OUTCOMES

Learn directly from entrepreneurs and changemakers across industries

Build an understanding of human skills and how they can help you in work and life

Learn how to design impactful learning experiences

Learn how to effectively advocate on things you care about

Design a solution to help your school community build human skills

Be part of a community of passionate young people around Australia

Become a qualified Futures Collective Facilitator

COMMITMENT

Minimum commitment of 2 hours a week over 10 weeks (1 school term)

OVERVIEW
WEEK 1: Valuing Human Skills
Understand
  • Why we need to embrace what it means to be human

  • Why human skills are essential for the future of work

WEEK 2: Difficult Conversations
Explore & Learn
  • How to listen to different opinions

  • How to communicate with those having different views

  • How to negotiate outcomes

WEEK 3: Human Approach to Advocacy
Explore
  • What connects 'us'

  • How to drive change through human centred advocacy

  • The ‘human’ narrative

WEEK 4: Art of Facilitation
Learn
  • The essentials of facilitation

WEEK 5: Mentoring
Learn
  • How to be an effective and supportive mentor

WEEK 6: Embracing Creativity
Learn
  • How to tap into your inner creative

  • Why creativity matters in the future of work

WEEK 7: Art of Storytelling
Learn
  • How to identify stories and narratives

  • How to create & communicate impactful stories

  • How stories can shape learning

WEEK 8: Learning Design Masterclass
Learn & Understand
  • What makes a great learning experience

WEEK 9: Communicating with Educators

Learn & Understand

  • What the challenges educators face today

  • Common narratives organisations approach schools with

  • How to communicate and connect with educators

  • How to turn youth into an advantage

WEEK 10: Designing a Workshop

Collaborate

  • To design a workshop using the skills learnt

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE

This is for high school students in years 9-12 from anywhere in Australia.

YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We're not interested in your grades. We want to bring together young people who want to positively impact the world around them.

OPEN & ACCEPTING

We want young people who are open and accepting of other people, their cultures and ideas. We also want young people who are open to learning new things and having their perspectives widened.

CONTACT US

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