HAnds up FOR Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP)

Be quick to put your hand up for this amazing opportunity – Applications close April 25th

The Department of Environment and Science is seeking interest in this year’s Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP) which is being held from 26 June to 1 July in Brisbane.

It is a six day residential program with all travel, meals and accommodation provided for the participants and mentors attending, providing an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, 18–25 years of age, to come together to strengthen their leadership skills and build their capacity to drive change in local communities. As a leadership and skills development program, the program provides:

  • Intensive leadership workshops — facilitated by Indigenous community leaders and content experts.
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities — participants can network with high-profile politicians, respected elders and community leaders from Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and representatives of the Queensland Government.
  • Guidance on how to write a Community Project Proposal.
  • Career development opportunities — providing participants with links to employment opportunities, alumni development program, and access to ongoing mentoring and training.

The program culminates is the one-day Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament delivered by the Queensland Parliamentary Services, providing participants with an opportunity to grow their understanding of parliament processes and experience parliament first-hand delivering speeches in the chambers.

Please see the fact sheet attached for more information with details on how to apply can be found here.

Applications close 25 April 2021.