PATHWAYS PROGRAM

LEADING AND GUIDING OUR ALUMNI

PATHWAYS PROGRAM

LEADING AND GUIDING OUR ALUMNI

WHAT IS THE PATHWAYS PROGRAM?

At Yalari we would like to ensure our scholarship students enter Year 7 with the tools they need for success at boarding school and exit at Year 12 with tools and support they need to be successful in life beyond boarding school. In addition to the pastoral care provided through Yalari’s Student Support Officers and Student Development Program, our Pathways Program provides guidance and support to current Yalari scholars and alumni in pursuing post-school options.

The program includes one-on-one support as well as group development opportunities.

IN 2020

WE HAVE OVER

350 ALUMNI

IN 2020

WE HAVE OVER

350 ALUMNI

MY FUTURE WORKSHOP - YEAR 11

The purpose of Yalari’s Year 11 Workshop is to provide the opportunity for students to set goals for the future and to explore the opportunities available to them from their boarding school education. Throughout the weekend students will be engaged in activities that provide development in the following areas:

  • A look into their personal character strengths and values with emphasis on how these translate into potential career options
  • Career options panel discussion with Yalari corporate partners and select professionals
  • A first-Hand look at University Life, including a presentation and tour from Murrup Barak, the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Student Support Unit
  • Team Building and leadership skills
  • Post-schools sessions – University experience and support; subject selection; post-school options
  • Goal Setting – Personal and academic long and short-term goals
PATHWAYS WORKSHOP - YEAR 12

The purpose of this workshop is to help students get prepared for life after boarding school.  We aim to compliment the great work already being done by our partner schools as we all support our students to achieve their goals.  Throughout the weekend students will be engaged in workshop sessions and activities that provide development in the following areas:

  • Career foundations – resume and cover letter writing sessions
  • Job interview skills and preparedness
  • Goal Setting – Personal and career short-term and long-term goals
  • Post-schools university sessions – how to apply for University; how to search for and apply for scholarships; support available from Indigenous Student Support Units
  • Post-school accommodation options
  • Team Building and leadership skills
  • Health, well-being and cultural identity for year 12 and beyond
  • Other post-school options – TAFE; Internships; GAP year; employment
YALARI CAPTAINS

Overview

Every year Yalari selects senior level students who exemplify our core values of compassion, openness, resilience, respect, inclusiveness and excellence to be Yalari Captains. To enhance the leadership development and opportunities for these students we have created the Yalari Captain’s Camp.

What is a Yalari Captain?

Captains are chosen because we feel they will be positive role models for new Yalari students, current peers as well as leaders within their school communities.

Yalari Captains will be trained to work with the incoming year 7 and returning year 8 Yalari Scholarship students during our Orientation Camp in January. At Orientation Camp each Captain will have a specific role in leading groups of new students, helping plan and run activities, and being a good role model for commencing students. We know that the support and guidance our Captains provide to our year 7 and 8 students helps them be more successful at boarding school.

Yalari Captains:

  • Have strong communication skills
  • A willingness to lead and assist others
  • Are positive role models
  • Are responsible and dedicated to helping new Yalari students
  • Abide by Yalari’s core values of compassion, openness, respect, resilience, inclusiveness and excellence
  • Have a desire to become better leaders

Objectives:

Through the two-day leadership camp, Yalari Captains will focus on improving skills and confidence in the following areas:

Communication Skills

  • Active listening
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Thoughtful questions and responses
  • How to respond effectively to difficult situations
  • Facilitate small group sessions – Design and deliver to commencing year 7 students

Leadership Skill Development

  • Growth vs fixed mindset
  • Relationship building
  • Be accountable for their behaviour and actions
  • Lead with passion and positivity
  • Trust
  • Identifying personal skills and abilities
  • Understanding of what makes a great leader

Organisational Skills 

  • Time management – goal setting; prioritizing; scheduling
  • Decision making
  • Focus
  • Self-motivation – letting go of our fear of making mistakes
YALARI GRADUATION CAMP - YEAR 12

The purpose of the Graduation Camp is to provide Yalari students with a formal “Yalari” graduation ceremony having almost completed their schooling and scholarship. Following this, students are invited to a weekend at the snow to celebrate their achievements as a group.

LIFESKILLS WORKSHOP - YEAR 12

The purpose of the Life Skills Workshop is to provide Yalari graduates with a series of interactive sessions to get them ready for future study and the real world.  At Yalari we would like to ensure our scholarship students enter year 7 with the tools they need for success at boarding school and exit at year 12 with tools they need to be successful in life beyond boarding school.

  • To enhance general life skills – cooking on a budget; safety; communication skills; motor vehicle maintenance; household maintenance
  • To improve awareness for Mental Health and Wellbeing – balancing study, social life, family and work; exercise and healthy living; support networks; character strengths and values
  • To develop financial literacy skills– budgeting and money management; mobiles phones; taxes; credit scores
  • To understand study pathways – applying to University or Tafe; scholarships; accommodation
  • To enable career readiness – resume writing; cover letters; job interview skills

LEADERSHIP

WARRIOR SPIRIT - GROWING YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM

The Warrior Spirit – Growing Young Leaders is a fully-funded seven-day military-style leadership development course conducted at Holsworthy Barracks Sydney.  It is designed to stretch and stress-test resilience and provide opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth.

WALKING TOWARDS WISDOM

Yalari’s Walking Towards Wisdom is a two-day workshop designed to provide head and heart learning opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth. It is a holistic leadership equipping program designed to complement personal life skills and leadership preparation for the future.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CAMP LEADER

Orientation Camp, Year 10, 11, 12, Life Skills – we are always looking for alumni to assist at our camps in sharing your experience, encouragement and support to our current Yalari scholarship students. Please see the list of dates and locations below for 2019/2020 student development camps. (select one or multiple)

  • Life Skills Workshop – for year 12 graduates at the beginning of December, Gold Coast
  • Orientation Camp – 13 – 17 January 2020, Gold Coast
  • Year 11 Camp – 14 – 16 February 2020, Melbourne
  • Year 10 Camp – beginning of March 2020, Gold Coast
  • Year 12 Camp – mid-March 2020, Brisbane
YALARI ALUMNI CHAMPION

Yalari Alumni Champions have the opportunity to represent Yalari at corporate special events and present on Yalari’s behalf at workplaces, partner schools, fundraising events and in the community.  You will be equipped with training and a presentation overview.

ALUMNI CAPTAIN

Help keep Yalari updated on your graduating class and arrange events.  We are seeking one Captain annually from each Yalari graduating class to help us keep updated on what you are up to and in planning some events for Alumni.

LEADERSHIP

Since 2005, Yalari has been providing Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to receive a full boarding school scholarship for their entire secondary education.

We believe education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous Australians and for our nation. We are deeply committed to the ongoing success of our national program of scholarships, student support and post-school opportunities.

In 2020, we have over 200 students on Yalari scholarships nationally. We have an alumni group of 380 studying at universities, working or undertaking further training.

WARRIOR SPIRIT - GROWING YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM

The Warrior Spirit – Growing Young Leaders is a fully-funded seven-day military-style leadership development course conducted at Holsworthy Barracks Sydney.  It is designed to stretch and stress-test resilience and provide opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth.

WALKING TOWARDS WISDOM

Yalari’s Walking Towards Wisdom is a two-day workshop designed to provide head and heart learning opportunities for self-reflection and personal growth. It is a holistic leadership equipping program designed to complement personal life skills and leadership preparation for the future.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CAMP LEADER

Orientation Camp, Year 10, 11, 12, Life Skills – we are always looking for alumni to assist at our camps in sharing your experience, encouragement and support to our current Yalari scholarship students. Please see the list of dates and locations below for 2019/2020 student development camps. (select one or multiple)

  • Life Skills Workshop – for year 12 graduates at the beginning of December, Gold Coast
  • Orientation Camp – 13 – 17 January 2020, Gold Coast
  • Year 11 Camp – 14 – 16 February 2020, Melbourne
  • Year 10 Camp – beginning of March 2020, Gold Coast
  • Year 12 Camp – mid-March 2020, Brisbane
YALARI ALUMNI CHAMPION

Yalari Alumni Champions have the opportunity to represent Yalari at corporate special events and present on Yalari’s behalf at workplaces, partner schools, fundraising events and in the community.  You will be equipped with training and a presentation overview.

ALUMNI CAPTAIN

Help keep Yalari updated on your graduating class and arrange events.  We are seeking one Captain annually from each Yalari graduating class to help us keep updated on what you are up to and in planning some events for Alumni.

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