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Young warriors intervention and leadership program



This program, run by the Deadlee Maardars Association with support from Anglicare Southern Queensland, provides youth leadership camps for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 10-12 years in the North Brisbane region. The Young warriors intervention and leadership program focuses on developing strong leadership skills for young people while encouraging continued engagement in education. The activities work towards promoting strong social and leadership skills and focus around the themes of trust, respect and boundaries.

Activities on the camp include fishing, surfing, hiking and cultural experiences. Each camp is well supported by Elders of the community and is based around culturally sensitive practices and connectedness. Older youth are encouraged to take on leadership roles during the course of the camp and work with the younger children to teach them life and social skills. Anglicare provides a trained and qualified 'mentor' for each camp who assists the youth leaders in their work with the young people.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Family Studies


Deadlee Maardars Association Inc
2A Arthur Street
Woody Point Qld 4019
Ph: (07) 3328 9696
Fax: (07) 3328 9988


Last updated: 26 March 2015
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