Exciting opportunity for Indigenous high school students in Queensland thinking about university
Monday 2 May 2016
Since 2012, International House residents have been hosting the annual Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp (IYLC) in celebration of NAIDOC Week.
It provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in years 10-12 with an incredible opportunity to develop teamwork skills, confidence in public speaking and to build strong friendships with current university students and fellow high school students from across Queensland. Students are given the opportunity to experience life on campus and at a residential college with like-minded young people.
The program aims to empower students through facilitating mentor relationships with residents from the University of Queensland’s International House. Students and mentors engage in a variety of personal and professional development activities on the university campus and around Brisbane. Students are able to acquaint themselves with university life and the variety of support networks available should this be something they pursue in future.
“If I didn’t attend IYLC in 2015 I would never have thought that university was an option for me! Now I know university students and feel like I can reach out to them for advice and support. It was nice to finally have some time to look at my future and learn new skills and gain my independence”
- Tayla-Jade (IYLC 2015 Mentee and 2016 IH resident)
“Wow! It was with such pride, thanks and hope that Tiahni returned back to school after IYLC. It was such an amazing opportunity and she is so eager and driven to continue her school work into the future to ensure that she is accepted into university. Thank you for helping her with the networks, skills and community to ensure this smooth transition.”
- (Teacher of IYLC student 2015)
IYLC runs from Monday 27 June to Thursday 30th June 2016.The cost of the camp is FREE and includes three meals a day, accommodation and all personal and professional development costs (any spending money is at the parent/guardian’s discretion). Where required some travel expenses may be accommodated for. This will be managed on a case by case basis.
IYLC would not be possible without the support of community partners such as Arrow Energy Brighter Futures Grant, Chartwells/Compass Group and Rotary District 9600.
How to apply
Complete the Mentee Application and attach a copy of amost recent school reportcard via one of the below mediums by Friday 10 June 2016. A member of the team will be in touch regarding the success of the application.
Submit application by:
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax:(07) 3721 2476
- Post:1/5 Rock Street, St Lucia QLD 4067
For further information about the camp please contact International House by phoning (07) 3721 2485 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org