Young Initiators Program

"Every small action starts a chain reaction”

We’re currently looking for any young people aged 12-25 years 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? 

  • Melton: Thursday 11 – Friday 12 April, 10am - 4pm | Venue: Dunvegan Cottage, Melton (opposite skate park)
  • Bendigo: Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 April, 10am - 4pm | Venue: Dudley House, Bendigo
  • Narre Warren: Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 April, 10am - 4pm | Venue: Casey Youth Hub, 52 Webb Street, Narre Warren
  • More locations to be announced soon! 

Sign up

For more information, email your name and phone number to or call and chat with the Young Initiators team on (03) 9340 3700.