Spark Engineering Camp 2014

Are you interested in being part of Youth Without Borders’ biggest national project, the Spark Engineering Camp? Applications are now open for national and state committee positions! Applications close mid August, so get amongst it! Apply by clicking HERE. The Spark Engineering Camp aims to empower young people to overcome the barriers to university education. The camp opens students’ eyes to the breadth of opportunities available through engineering, instills the motivation to pursue university and helps build the self confidence and support networks that are required to succeed. We would love for you to be a part of the Spark world and the Youth Without Borders’ family. Apply...

AsiaLink Leaders Program Launch

Last month YWB Board member Bianca Goebel attended the AsiaLink Leaders program launch. Asialink’s mission is to build an Asia-capable deeply Asia engaged Australia though knowledge, skills and partnerships. The AsiaLink Leaders Program consists of three days professional development where successful applicants gain skills and insight on the practicalities of building and maintaining Asia/Australia relations through workshops and lectures from subject area experts. One of the distinguished speakers of the night was Tarragh Cunningham – one of the programs Alumni. She used the skills she learnt from the AsiaLink Leaders program to execute a project that involved making contacts and networks with art spaces overseas in Asia so that an exhibition could tour through many Australasia countries. These contacts will not only be fantastic for this particular exhibition but the connections made can be used for future exhibitions too. Bianca spent the night networking and promoting YWB with current and alumni AsiaLink Leaders as well as the many other prominent guests which also attended the event. Find more about the ‘AsiaLink Leaders Program’ –...

Spark Teach For Australia Partnership

As some of you may already know, Spark has just formed a partnership with Teach For Australia, who provide a fast-tracked graduate program for university non-teaching graduates, that matches them with schools who are most in need of young and talented teachers. Here is some information about their program which closes tomorrow, 13 April. If you can’t apply by then, recruiting has let us know that you can get in touch to work something out. Here’s the information below: About Teach for Australia: Teach for Australia transforms outstanding graduates into inspirational teachers and leaders, narrowing the achievement gap within schools so that all children have excellent education opportunities. In disadvantaged schools across Australia, there is an urgent need for passionate, talented and committed science teachers who can inspire the next generation. Teach For Australia offers you the opportunity to be that teacher by completing their highly selective two year program. Key points about the program: No education degree or experience required – earn a Masters in Teaching on a scholarship Full salary and benefits. Teach in an educationally disadvantaged school – positively impact the lives of your students and their communities. Recently awarded Australia’s #1 graduate development program Strong partnerships with corporate supporters, including founding partners Boston Consulting Group and Corrs Chambers...

International Women’s Day Morning Tea

Board Member Avrithi Misthry represented Youth Without Borders at the Logan City Council International Women’s Day Breakfast. On the 8 March 2014, Avrithi attended the International Women’s Day morning tea on behalf of YWB. She was one of 3 local guestspeakers including: Karina Hogan-an Indigenous journalist and representative for Logan’s First Nations Assembly and Kaylah Truth, a mainstay of the local hip-hop scene and very inspirational young leader. It was a great morning spent celebrating the triumph of women in the local community and a huge pleasure mingling with inspirational Logan women and members of the Logan City Council library who look forward to working with more in our near-future...

UNICEF Australia’s Young Ambassador Program

Applications are now open for UNICEF Australia’s Young Ambassador program. Each year, the child rights organisation provides campaign and leadership training to a group of budding advocates from across the country. Young Ambassadors have the chance to work with UNICEF on its major campaigns and to create their own passion projects under the guidance of the organisation. Australians aged 15 to 24 are encouraged to apply before Sunday 4th May. Apply...