YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS

empowering & mobilising young changemakers in education

*Applications close 21/09/2020

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

3 hours a week over 10 weeks (1 school term)

*Commitment will not overlap with school hours

OVERVIEW
Meet Your Mentors
WEEK 1: Valuing Human Skills
With Penny Locaso Author of Hacking Happiness & Founder of BKindred
WEEK 2: Difficult Conversations
With Shani Cain CEO of Oaktree
WEEK 3: Youth Advocacy
With Ashleigh Streeter-Jones Advocate, Activist & Policy Maker
WEEK 4: Embracing Creativity
With Mykel Dixon Author of Everyday Creative
WEEK 5: Art of Storytelling
With Sian Gooden Storyteller at s p a c e
WEEK 6: Learning Design
With Louka Parry Founder & CEO of The Learning Future
WEEK 7: Communication, Agency & Voice
With Adriano Di Prato Partner at A School for Tomorrow
&
Jack Fleming + Caleb Ostwald Mental Health & Sustainability Advocates
WEEK 8: Intro to Facilitation
With Jeremy Dooley Head of Facilitation & Coaching at The Undertows
  • The basics to being a great facilitator

WEEK 9: Mentorship 101

With AIME Mentoring

  • How to be a mentor

WEEK 10: Designing a Workshop

With Aqeel Camal Founder of Futures Collective

  • Collaborate to design a workshop using the skills you've 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.

DON'T LET DISADVANTAGE BE A BARRIER

We highly encourage young people from regional, migrant, refugee, indigenous and low socio economic backgrounds to apply! This program is free to take part in and we would love to hear the unique perspectives you have to offer.

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