Young Initiators Program

“Every small action starts a chain reaction”

We’re currently looking for any young people aged 12-25yrs living in Victoria to attend workshops delivered across the state to help initiate change in the community.  

Young Initiators uses experiential activities, group discussions, social media and self-reflection to explore leadership, diversity, values, empathy and different ideas about community. 

Graduates of the 3-day workshops will have the opportunity to apply for a paid position on a youth-led project team to make a positive change in the community.

All participants of Young Initiators will be able to connect through a social media campaign and a state-wide unconference in April 2020. 

What is it? 

  • Three-day workshops held in different locations around Victoria
  • Youth-led projects
  • State-wide unconference 
  • Social media campaign

Who can be involved? 

Any young person living in Victoria aged between 12-25yrs who is:

  • Open to hearing the experiences of other young people
  • Willing to try something new
  • Able to commit to the 3 day workshop

Why do it?

  • Explore how the concepts of values, diversity and participation build community
  • Develop skills in leadership, self reflection, social media and innovation
  • Meet and connect with other young people from different backgrounds and experiences from across the state
  • Opportunity to apply for a paid position on a youth-led project team
  • And of course, eat good food, have fun and start a chain reaction!

When and Where? 

  • Bendigo: 21-23rd Jan 2019. Time: 9.30-4pm each day
  • Fitzroy: 22-24th March 2019. Time: Fri (1-6pm), Sat and Sun (9.30 – 4pm)  
  • Bendigo: March 2019 – details still to come
  • Narre Warren: April school holidays - details still to come 
  • Melton: April School Holidays – details still to come
  • More locations to be announced soon!

How do I Sign Up?

For more information or to express your interest email your name and phone number to or call and chat with the Young Initiators team on 9340 3700.