How did yLead start?

yLead (then known as The Australian Youth Development Program) ran its first leadership camp for students and young corporates in 1989 at Bornhoffen in Northern NSW. Today, a passionate and enthusiastic team of highly skilled young professionals, led by CEO Matt Kershaw, is taking yLead to places unfathomable in the early days.

Where in Australia do you work?

Our team travels to schools and locations all across Australia! We work with schools in locations as remote as Longreach and as far as Perth. We even run a leadership conference across the Tasman in New Zealand.

Where is your team located?

Our team is located in Brisbane, Queensland however we are continually on the road working with young people from all across the country.

Who is yLead affiliated with?

yLead is an independent, not-for-profit association that is self-funded. We pride ourselves on our independence and are not affiliated with any religious groups or corporate organisations.

What ages do you work with?

We work with students in Year 5 – 12 plus young adults in university and other community groups. Our senior facilitators also deliver workshops and keynotes to teachers and corporate groups looking for vibrant and interactive presentations on leadership.

What size groups do you work with?

Our facilitators are experienced in engaging audiences of all sizes. We work with small leadership teams or entire year levels through to auditoriums of hundreds of delegates.

How do I book a yLead school program?

Complete our School Program Enquiry Form or contact our team for more details and availability. Our team will then tailor a program to your school and provide you with availability and pricing.

How do I book a yLead travel adventure?

Our travel adventures have limited seats so we suggest booking as early as possible. Visit Travel Adventures to take a closer look at all our trips. Once you’ve decided on the trip that takes your interest, complete the enquiry form and you will receive an information kit that includes all the information you need to make this dream a reality! You can also contact our team on 07 3266 2828 to ask any specific questions you may have about the trip.

How do I register for a yLead event?

yLead run multiple events for students and young people throughout the year. Visit Events to see our upcoming conferences and events. You can then register online using the links under each event page.

I love what you do. How do I become part of it?

We are always looking for enthusiastic young people to join our volunteer base or speakers who would like to share their wisdom with our young audience. Visit Get Involved to find out more.