A leadership program supporting young people who are keen to drive impact in their community.

Keen to amplify the youth voice in your local community?

Many of the young people we work with begin with amazing motivation and big ideas for impact, but lack the confidence and leadership skills to turn those ideas into a reality. We’re passionate about amplifying the youth voice in local communities, which is why we developed a leadership program specifically tailored to local young leaders. 

Local Leaders is an evidence-informed program ideal for schools, local councils and community organisations with existing youth leadership teams or committees, who want to support their young people in developing the personal and collaborative skills to help raise the youth voice in their community. Working collaboratively with you, we tailor the program to fit within your community context, and guide your young leaders towards uncovering the skills and strengths they need to create local positive change.

The Local Leaders program includes:

  • An Appreciative Inquiry-based 'Think Tank' session with participants to identify goals and dreams
  • Facilitated webinar 'meet ups' to foster connection and collaborative learning
  • Ready-to-go online portal, with individual participant logins, for self-directed personal development
  • Mentor Meet Ups to help connect young people with role models in their areas of interest
  • Project planning skills to help move team dreams into meaningful community change

We work closely with you each step of the way to ensure alignment with your goals and needs, and can shape our program accordingly. We can also assist you in seeking funding to support implementation and delivery of the program, and offer consultancy services to ensure maximum long term impact from your investment into your local youth.

Interested in supporting your local leaders to drive impact?

Contact us to organise an obligation-free talk on how we can help you amplify the youth voice in your community.

Jenna O'Connell

Jenna is a teacher and careers counsellor, with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama & Performance), Bachelor of Education (K-12), and Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers & Transitions).

Jenna is in her element when she is helping people and organisations discover their unique magic, and working with them in sharing this magic with the world to drive positive change. Her background sees an amalgam of over 15 years across corporate and education sectors, with extensive experience in curriculum development, coaching, facilitation, and mentorship.

Jenna contributes to various local youth projects and initiatives. Throughout 2017-2018, she mentored local youth in their project, Cards For Change, who went on to win a $2000 Pitch Project grant. She also volunteers for The Luminosity Youth Summit, is the Youth Ambassador Program Coordinator for Dyslexia Mid North Coast, and a proud ambassador for and presenter at #LitFest2444.

Mariane Power

Mariane is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Performance. Mariane’s big audacious goal is to see all unnecessary emotional pain and suffering eliminated within her lifetime, and she is obsessed with all things related to human potential. Mariane has over 15 years experience in consulting, facilitation and corporate training for personal and strategic growth. Her work as a Leadership Consultant in the corporate world further fuels her understanding of the necessary skills for the 21st Century workplace, and she has a particular interest in supporting our next generation to thrive.  Mariane is proud to have extended her personal purpose to support a number of not-for-profit and for-purpose initiatives including The Luminosity Summit and Project Gen Z, and she currently extends her expertise in positive youth development as an Impact Leader on the Board for Ambisie.

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If you or anyone you know requires specific mental health support, please contact your local GP or registered mental health provider for advice and assistance.

The following services also provide resources and support:

  • Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511 
  • Beyondblue www.beyondblue.org.au 
  • LifeLine www.lifeline.org.au 11 13 14 
  • Headspace www.headspace.com.au 
  • Reach Out www.reachout.org.au

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