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State Youth Leadership Program (SYLP)

The State Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) is a multi-stage youth leadership development camp that takes place at Bornhoffen in the Gold Coast Hinterland, bringing together young people who are passionate about developing themselves and contributing positively to their community. SYLP focuses on supporting young people to develop strategies and processes that will be useful in everyday life through experiential learning and “Challenge by Choice” (and is always tonnes of fun).

SYLP 1 Personal Development Course – Theme of the program is “Leading Me”. This six day experience looks at emotional intelligence and trust in self through a series of adventure development experiences that could include creeking and high ropes.

SYLP 2 Leadership Development Course – Theme of the program is “Leading Others”. This six day experience picks up concepts learned from the Personal Development Course and focuses on strategies for working with others and strengthening individual processes. Adventure development activities may include abseiling and “The Mission.

SYLP 3 Community Development Course – Theme of the program is “Leading in Your Community”. Over seven days participants combine what they learnt at the two previous courses to look at strategies for leadership, understand basic group behaviour and management. Advanced trust activities and “The Solo” may be among the featured adventure development experiences.

The three phases of SYLP are usually completed with at least nine months between each phase to allow participants time to absorb new concepts, grow their personal and leadership skills, practise learned concepts and develop a hunger for more.

Any young person aged 14 to 25 years old who is interested in learning new skills, making new friends and taking on challenges can participate in SYLP. For more information or to get involved please contact your local Branch Manager to find out more.

To find out more, contact the PCYC Youth Development Team at State office.

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