Youth Update



Youth Lead Connect (YLC) is a leadership program developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) to build education and life skills for young people with bleeding disorders. The program began in 2015 and follows an application pathway similar to a job application process. The program encourages youth to step up in their local community and increase both their personal and leadership growth.

We are currently in the process of contacting the 2017 YLC participants to find out what stage they are up to with their goals. It’s looking like most of them may be ready to graduate soon!

Goals currently being worked on include:

  • Several YLC participants have written a personal story for Factored In. Personal stories help youth connect with each other and are an important part of peer support, mentoring and leadership in the community.
  • A few youth participants worked with their Foundation to advocate for young people who live in non-metropolitan areas of their state/territory to be involved in a local youth event

The Youth Lead Connect leadership training will be taking a rest in 2018 as we have something else planned, but it will return in 2019.

HFA’s Inaugural Youth Canoe Journey

Youth Canoe Journey

This year we thought we’d do something different from the usual Youth Lead Connect leadership training program. HFA has been working with the adventure therapy organisation Purple Soup, on a canoeing trip, scheduled for November this year! This trip will take place over three days, heading along the Murray River between Victoria and New South Wales.

This won’t be a normal youth camp. It’s designed to challenge participants and build life skills. Participants will be involved with the planning of the trip and will be required to set goals around what they’d like to achieve during the program. They will need to apply and go through an interview to be selected to participate.

For more information, and to apply, head to Places are limited!

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