Are you passionate about turning your ideas for social change into reality?
We are seeking out the Territory’s most up-and-coming young people who wish to gain the know how to lead their own projects.
What is the Youth Leadership Summit?
This summit, the only one of its kind in the Northern Territory, will unite enthusiastic young leaders with a passion for creating positive change. This will be your opportunity to voice issues facing young people and develop project ideas to bring about a better Territory for youth.
By participating in this jam-packed weekend, you will:
Refine your abilities as a young leader through practical workshops
Develop an innovative plan of action to make changes in your community
Network and collaborate with other incredible young change-makers in the Northern Territory
Receive ongoing support, direction, advice and feedback about your own projects
Have fun making a positive difference in our community!
Who are we looking for?
Are you aged 15-25 and living in the NT?
Are you currently leading a project/group and want to see it take off OR
Do you have an idea and want to make it a reality?
If this sounds like you…
We invite you to tell us your story explaining the following:
The issue you and young people in your community are concerned about
How you think you can bring about positive change in your community
You can submit your entries through writing (no more than 200 words) or video* (no more than 3 minutes).
*To submit a video entry: upload your video online (eg. YouTube, Vimeo, etc), set the privacy setting to ‘Unlisted,’ and paste the link on the application form.
Projects that came out of previous summits
1. I’m interested in applying and developing my leadership skills but I have no solid idea yet.
We’re not looking for solid ideas at this stage. Our job at Kaleidoscope is to help you shape your idea so you’ll be able to pitch it to future partners/sponsors. What we’re looking for is an issue that you’re passionate about and some idea of what you want to see in the future that could potentially fix the issue.
For example: “I’m really interested in learning more about the law and it worries me that a lot of young people in Australia don’t really understand how the legal system works. I’d like to develop a program that would help them understand their rights and responsibilities as a citizen.”
Even if you have no idea yet how that ‘program’ would look like OR you have multiple ideas in your head, that’s ok. We’ll help you make a solid plan during Kaleidoscope.
2. Does the idea have to be around multiculturalism or youth?
No. The idea or issue could be about anything, as long as you strongly believe that it is important to your community. In the past, we’ve had projects related to arts, sports, legal education, and others.
3. I’m over 25 but under 30, can I still apply?
We will assess this on a case-by-case basis. Our workshops are designed for young people who haven’t had any experience implementing/managing a community project. Put in your application how you think you would benefit from the skills that will be taught during Kaleidoscope. Generally, we find that people over 25 years old already have lots of experience from work or other volunteering activity, which is why they might not find the workshops as helpful.
Unfortunately, 30 years is the maximum age we can accept as Kaleidoscope is targeted towards young people.
4. Do you accept late applications?
We will only extend the due date for applications if we receive requests to extend it. So if you are interested but won’t be able to submit your application on time, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance.