2018 Mentor Positions Open Now
2018 Committee Positions Open Now
What is it?The Surge Leadership Program is yearly run high school leadership development program, run by Youth Without Borders. The program is for high potential students from schools who lack the resources to dedicate to the targeted development of their students potential. Currently the program works with students from the 13 schools who are part of the Enable Network in South Brisbane. Year 11 students who are applying for or have been elected into leadership positions (like prefect, sports captain, school captain etc.) take part in the program which introduces them to different concepts around the discourse of leadership and helps them progress on their individual leadership journeys. The workshop involves many hands on interactive activities, talks from motivational speakers and discussion on the different ways one can express leadership.
The Leadership Development Program consists of two parts – the workshops and the project.
- The workshops involve many hands on interactive activities, talks from motivation speakers and discussion on the different ways one can express leadership.
- Two workshops are held – one at the start and one at the end of the program
- The workshops are held on a weekday and go all day long
- The student project encourages students, at the beginning of their leadership journey, to champion something they wish to see changed within their school. Alternatively, anything they would like to share and inspire other students with.
- The project would center on creating a final presentation, which the students will present at a school assembly.
- A pair of mentors will be assigned to each school to guide the student participants in preparing a kickass presentation! This will involve 3 points of contact.
Our mentors make the program possible. Each year we get enthusiastic youth to help run the program. These young adults are people who have been through the grind of high school and are looking to expand their leadership capabilities. We provide a full day leadership training course for the mentors, which then allows them to run the high school program.
To organise the program each year, we have a dedicated volunteer committee. They organise everything from the workshops and training days through to partnerships and financial compliance. These roles are ideal for people looking to expand their experience in roles not often given to youth.
If you are looking to get involved in the planning and organisation of the program, join the organising committee today!
We are looking for dedicated people, to plan the 2017/18 program.
The open positions are as follows:
Media and Communication
Development & Content Manager
Partnerships and Finance Coordinator