The Academic Leaders phase offers scholarships and support to assist talented Indigenous students enter credible academic institutions and graduate with a standard of excellence.
Academic Leaders are offered scholarships to attend secondary schools and tertiary institutions across Queensland while receiving intensive support from dedicated CYLP staff.
CYLP is supported by an Indigenous Steering Committee, populated by current and alumni members. The Steering Committee plays a central role in assisting CYLP staff to ensure the program remains relevant and continues to provide high-quality support to Leaders.
We expect the best from students and their parents. Both students and parents sign a binding agreement upon entry to the Program, which holds them to a high standard of behaviour and commitment to education.
Leadership Camps and Workshops
Academic Leaders attend CYLP camps and workshops, which offer them a chance to network with other students on the Program so that they can learn and achieve together.
Academic Leaders receive ongoing, holistic support from a team of dedicated Student Support Officers. Based in Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns, Student Support Officers provide emotional and practical support to students and their families; liaise with academic institutions, arrange tutoring and academic assistance; identify employment opportunities and assist students with their transition to tertiary education or to enter the workforce.
Involvement in School Life
Students are encouraged to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities including sporting teams, music groups, dance troupes and more. CYLP also strongly encourages students to become involved in leadership roles within their school and community.