Young Leaders Program

Youth Disability Advocacy Service

Relevent Country: Australia

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is accepting applications for the Young Leaders Program.

The Foundation free online leadership program is for young Victorians who identify as:

  • having a disability
  • having a health condition or chronic illness
  • neurodiverse or autistic
  • Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing
  • blind or vision impaired
  • having lived experience of mental health issues.

Why should I join?

  • Grow your leadership and advocacy skills.
  • Gain confidence working in a team.
  • Get ongoing opportunities, including jobs and volunteer roles.
  • It’s free!

What will I be doing?

  • Take part in 4 workshops designed with and for disabled young people.
  • These workshops will all be online using video chat.
  • These workshops will support you to:
  • develop your leadership, teamwork, communication and project skills
  • improve your understanding of access, inclusion and advocacy
  • learn from and work with other leaders with disability.
  • You will be with up to 15 young leaders in 4 half-day workshops.

Eligibility Criteria

You can apply if you:

  • are aged between 14 – 19 or 20 – 25 years old and
  • live in Victoria and
  • identify as having a disability, health condition, chronic illness, being blind or vision impaired, being Deaf, neurodiverse and/or having lived experience of mental health issues.