This phase in the leadership journey sees talented and highly motivated Indigenous youth aged 18-24 take their thinking to a higher level, advance their careers and develop their leadership ambitions.

During this phase, the young people will gain confidence to meet the high standard and expectations of great leadership and come to a deeper understanding of how leadership applies to themselves, in their families, in the workplace and throughout the community.

The program equips people with the employability, workplace and leadership skills to be role models and enter into
the workforce and/or seek promotional opportunities.

Indigenous people who reside and have family and cultural connections to Cape York communities are encouraged to apply.

“I remember from one of the workshops hearing the phrase ‘be the ripple effect,’ and it stayed with me. I decided to better myself by getting healthier, fitter, and I even gave up smoking because I want to be the ripple effect on others.”
– Terrence, Youth Leader 2017
Read the Cape York Leaders Program brochure to learn more.

Discovering True Purpose

What a day!! Incredible to be at Tony Robbins Date with Destiny with our Youth Leaders and Alumni! Discovering our true purpose and the tools to shape our destiny and the life we want to live...

Apply for Youth, Skilling and Excelling Programs

True leadership is as much of a journey of self-discovery as it is selfless service to others. Our Youth, Skilling and Excelling programs nurture the talents and capabilities of our leaders to help them grow into strong, confident and proud Indigenous leaders....

We are looking for leaders!

Cape York Leaders Program will help you raise the bar in your life and lead with purpose. For more than ten years, we have helped people just like you, with similar aspirations as you, to build their leadership capabilities. No matter what age you are or what stage...

Ripple Effect

During the 2017 Program, Youth Leader Terrence said "I decided to better myself by getting healthier, fitter and I even gave up smoking, because I want to be the ripple effect on others." Apply for the Youth Program now !

Calling Youth Leaders

This phase in the leadership journey sees talented and highly motivated Indigenous youth take their thinking to a higher level, advance their careers and develop their leadership ambitions. During this phase, young people gain confidence to meet the high standard and...

Start your leadership journey today!

Whether you want to lead your community, make a difference, or reach your full potential, Cape York Leaders Program is committed to helping people just like you. Since 2005, we’ve supported more than 700 leaders to grow their academic and leadership skills, build...

Please Stand and Applaud our CYLP Graduates!

Elders past and present would be very proud of the journey from this inspirational group of Bama, have had to take the past few years. To all of our Secondary, Tertiary, Youth, Skilling and Excelling Leaders, we salute and extend our congratulations to...

Polishing Communication Skills

CYLP's Youth and Skilling Leaders attended a three-day block of training in Mid-June. They took part in a range of discussions and group activities including exercises on how to build and improve verbal and non-verbal communication skills and ways to...

Graduates Ready to Mentor

Congratulations to the CYLP Youth, Skilling and Excelling Leaders who graduated from their Leadership phases and stayed on in Cairns to do the CYLP Mentoring Training, November 23–25.

Loving Mum, Hard Worker and Leader of Tomorrow

Val Williams started out with the Cape York Leaders Program as an Academic Leader from 2006–2008. “Ever since then I have always followed and checked on events and news about CYLP…  In 2012 I heard about the new program intake, but was too late to apply… But I still...