Surge Leadership Program – Mentor



Reports To

Staffing Coordinator

Salary Range



There will be two workshops and a training day. All three are full day events, and you will be required to attend all three.


Project Background

The Youth Without Borders Surge Leadership Program is a high school leadership development program for high potential students from schools who lack the resources to dedicate to the targeted development of their student’s potential.  Currently the program is run once annually and works with students from the 13 schools who are part of the ENABLE Network in South Brisbane. Year 11 students who are applying for or have been elected into leadership positions (like prefect, sports captain, school captain, etc.) take part in the program which introduces them to different concepts around the discourse of leadership and helps them progress on their individual leadership journeys. The workshop involves many hands-on interactive activities, talks from motivational speakers and discussion on the different ways one can express leadership.


Project Snapshot


  • The workshops involve many real-world activities, talks from motivation speakers and discussion on the different ways one can demonstrate leadership.
  • Two workshops are held, the first focusing on what leadership is in general, and the second focusing on the student’s personal leadership types
  • Workshops are held during the week, and run for the entire day during school hours

Student Project

  • The student project encourages students, at the beginning of their leadership journey, to champion something they wish to see changed within their school Alternatively, anything they would like to share and inspire other students with.
  • The project would center on creating a final presentation, which the students will present at a school assembly
  • A pair of mentors will be assigned to each school to guide the student participants in preparing a kickass presentation! This will involve 3 points of contact.


Key Areas of Responsibility

As Surge Mentor you will be required to:

  • Attend the staff training day(s)
  • Mentor the students as per your staff training
  • Obtain a blue card – this is a QLD working with children check (this is free of charge)
  • Attend both workshop days and student project contacts (if necessary)
  • Participate in the assessment and review of the workshops and development recommendations for improvements.
  • Actively participate in the mentoring of the students to inspire and motivate them towards their goals
  • Help implement and maintain and enthusiastic, fun and inclusive environment before, during and after each of the workshops
  • Other duties as assigned.



Organisational Culture and Teamwork:

  •  Demonstrate an active, dedicated commitment to the Youth Without Borders Mission and Strategic Plan.
  • Actively seek to understand, represent and support Youth Without Borders’s vision and values and organizational position to all stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Actively contribute to a positive workplace culture in accordance with Youth Without Border’s Code of Conduct, Policies & Procedures.

YWB Mission, Vision, Values


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