Young Achievers Program

What’s Involved?

The Young Achievers Program (YAP) provides support for students in years 10, 11, 12 and first year university who excel in an academic, sporting or artistic field but who may not reach their full potential due to limited adult professional networks.

This mentoring program matches young people with mentors working in their field of interest and take part in workshops providing them with unique challenges and leadership opportunities.

Young Achievers Program supports young people by:

  • Increasing self-esteem and life skills.
  • Providing opportunities for new experiences and personal development.
  • Developing leadership skills.
  • Introducing educational, employment and training opportunities.
  • Broadening social networks.

Where Does the Program Operate?


Refer a Young Person

To enrol a young person in our mentoring program, it requires approval and participation by the young persons parent or legal guardian. All parents must want their child to be in our long-term one-to-one mentoring program as well as the young person must want a mentor in their life.


Become a Mentor

Becoming a mentor is a rewarding experience in many ways. All we ask is that each mentor spends one to two hours each week with one of our young people who needs a little bit of extra support.


Other Ways You Can Help

Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia is one of 14 countries affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters International - with over 100 years of mentoring experience; we are part of an international movement to improve the wellbeing of young people. If you’re interested in getting involved in supporting youth in Australia, there are many different ways you can assist us.​

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