Youth Development

Youth Development

Our Youth Development Programs cater for a range of age groups and abilities. The uniqueness of our youth programs is they address physical, social, spiritual, emotional and mental development. They also build character, resilience, skills and attitudes of everyone who attends.

MAX

MAX is a week-long program of personal development for young people. It is a fun and challenging opportunity to broaden horizons and create direction, with 42 other like-minded individuals.

The program supports participants to build self confidence, self respect and self awareness. By exploring a range of relevant themes and concepts, the program provides a unique (and fun) experience challenging young people to articulate their passions and learn practical skills applicable to their lives.

The attendees

MAX is run by a team of young volunteers, each a previous participant of the program. Participants are current LSC&PH volunteers eager to get more involved in the organisation, who wish to grow as leaders and develop their sense of self.

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Empowerme

empowerme is a one-day interactive workshop for Year 10 students to reflect on their aspirations and inspire their futures.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to question their life. empowerme helps young people evaluate their passions, set goals and learn how they can achieve their full potential.

The attendees

The program is designed for year 10 students and run by volunteers predominantly under the age of 25. This allows participants to see a program run by young people for young people.

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Be Deadly

In partnership with Be Deadly, ‘Be Deadly @ Somers’ is an opportunity to support young indigenous people in the development of cultural identity, confidence and leadership. It provides a great chance for these students to be involved in positive two way community engagement, develop a peer support network along with new friendships and to enhance self-confidence and resilience.

The attendees

Indigenous students who are in years 7 and 8 from public and private schools across Victoria to attend the weekend long program.

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