The Cockburn Youth Leadership Program is a partnership between the City of Cockburn, Murdoch University and IZRA. The Youth Leadership Program aims to develop young people’s self-awareness, career aspirations and the ability to meaningfully contribute to society.
The Cockburn Youth Leadership Program is free and gives young people aged 15-18 years a chance to develop career goals, learn important practical skills to turn their goals into reality and experience university life. Young people must be nominated by an adult before they can apply. Contact the City for more information.
This program gives you the opportunity to learn more about who you are, what inspires you, what type of life you want to lead and how to make it happen! The program helps you apply self-awareness to find a career and a lifestyle that works for you. This program will give you the tools to take action and get things moving.
The Cockburn Youth Leadership Program begins with three days of interactive workshops and events at Murdoch University. Participants will learn to identify their strengths and interests, explore diverse career options and experience life at university. Participants will meet Murdoch University ambassadors and hear stories of how they found their chosen careers, including the ups and downs.
Participants will then get involved in two workshops hosted by IZRA over two weeks at the Cockburn Youth Centre. IZRA delivers creative workshops to young people by young people who have done the hard yards and have some valuable life lessons to share.
The program concludes with a graduation ceremony. The Cockburn Youth Leadership Program includes food, transport and all program activities.
The three day interactive program is on 11, 12 and 13 April 2017. The follow-up workshops will be held on 20 and 27 April at the Cockburn Youth Centre. The graduation ceremony will be held at Murdoch University on 1 May.
If you are aged between 15 and 18 years old and live in the City of Cockburn, you can apply to be a part of the Youth Leadership Program. You will need to be nominated by an adult who is not related to you (such as a teacher or a coach) before you can apply.
If you would like to nominate a young person to be involved in the program, please complete the nomination form under Documents below and give it to the young person you are nominating. They will need to attach this nomination form to their application.
To apply, please fill in an online application form. Your application will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Willingness to learn and grow
- Motivation to create change
- Potential and proven leadership skills.
You will need to get your application in by Friday 24 March to be involved in the 2017 program.
You can find the Cockburn Youth Leadership nomination form in the related documents section below.
Please contact the Youth Development Officer for more information on the Youth Leadership Program, including how to apply on 08 9411 3882.