Our Leaders | Youth Insearch

Our Leaders

Youth Insearch program is delivered by extensively trained Youth and Adult Leaders who are held in very high regard. Youth Insearch has an alumnus of hundreds of Youth Insearch Leaders from 38 years of operation of the program.

Youth Leaders

Youth Leaders are past participants in the program and are positive and real examples to the young participants of what is possible despite a negative background. They play a key role in the delivery of the program. They are responsible for the administration of the weekend workshops and support groups and facilitate various sessions.

Youth Leaders also sit on the Program Council which oversees the design and administration of the program. They have the final say on any changes to the program and on the selection and assessment of Youth Insearch Leaders. To be a Youth Leader a young person must be between 14 and 25 years of age.

Adult Leaders

Adult Leaders are normally drawn from the Support Adults that attend the program with the young people. These are adults from services who work with the young people in a professional capacity. They can also be general members of the community with a demonstrated commitment to the program.

Adult Leaders perform an oversight role on the weekend and facilitate the more in-depth sessions. They recognise the need to be supportive without being intrusive. To be an Adult Leader a person must be over 25 years of age.