Here at FYA, we don’t care what corner of the country you call home – each and every young person has the capability to speak up and speak out – about their ideas, their dreams and their hopes for the future.
Delivered by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people, we’re all about building and empowering a community of young Indigenous leaders across the country. Because we need strong, black and deadly peeps in our boardrooms, our classrooms, our parliament or any chosen field.
BUT WHAT EXACTLY DO WE DO
With the support of our partners in both government and business, we’re kicking goals and changing lives of Indigenous young people across the Country.
We’re backing a generation of young Indigenous Leaders through our two major programs:
National Indigenous Leadership Academy (NIYLA)
- National Gathering – An annual gathering of 50 deadly students from all corners of the Country where they can learn, lead change and be supported and inspired by each other. Participants identify issues that they want to see change and go about making that change.
- Local Forums and Workshops – community-based events that support Indigenous young people to develop their leadership skills and explore their personal values and future aspirations.
- Professional Network – a national community of Indigenous professionals that supports them to use their chosen career or educational journey to create positive social change.
Young Indigenous Leadership Program – IMPACT
- IMPACT is a three year leadership program for people in Years 10 – 12 in the Northern Territory. IMPACT focuses on social action, skill development, and positive networks, empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to be active community members and role models while assisting them to complete Yr12.
- Through FYA Indigenous Programs, we:
- Camp out – or sometimes in, it really depends on the weather… We gather a very special cohort of young people to explore their unique background and celebrate their identity, building confidence and capability with each gathering. Starting in year 10, by the end of the camp our graduates have networks, skills and real pathways paved for success.
- Have a yarn – through a series of forums and workshops where young people to develop their inherent leadership skills and explore their personal values and future aspirations.
- Gather with good people – nationally, to be exact. Each year we host our own National Gathering with 50 like-minded Indigenous young people and work together to lead change.
- Inspire each other – creating safe spaces for 18-29 years olds to connect with each other, join forces and create the world we want to live in.