The 2016 creative workshop with Mantra about self-expression.

In 2016:
  • 11 participants successfully completed the application form and submitted the form to HFA on time
  • All 11 participants were assessed by HFA and their referee as appropriate to attend
  • 10 participants attended and were engaged with the training weekend

The workshop was run in February 2015 and was engaging and inspiring for everyone who attended. Critical to the success of the entire weekend was the range of facilitators including the HFA educators, The FRANK Team and Reach with a variety of approaches and expertise to maintain engagement. Youth participants demonstrated that they were inspired to be part of the program and to be a leader or mentor in their community.

Participants were required to identify hurdles that they would complete as part of their training. The flow on effect of Youth Lead Connect is that it opened a dialogue between youth participants and their local haemophilia foundations and encouraged youth to be involved in local community events and activities. It also enables youth participants and their foundation to have a conversation about their personal strengths and interests and how this can be tailored to help their foundation with relevant and useful activities.

  • It is exciting to hear of some of the outcomes and achievements so far:
  • a YLC participant has taken on a leadership role at a family camp and submitted the report to HFA
  • a hurdle for a youth who won an award to attend the 2016 WFH World Congress in Orlando in July is to write a report for publication and present to his  local Haemophilia Foundation
  • a YLC participant had a specific responsibility for planning and overseeing some of the children’s activities at a family camp
  • a YLC participant has organised and planned a Women’s Brunch that was held in in June

We are currently evaluating the YLC program more formally. However, there has already been positive feedback and support from the community, providing momentum for the ongoing development of the program.

Read more stories from the Youth Lead Connect Program

Date last reviewed: 9 August 2016

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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