BIG DREAMERS: Personal Development Program

Big Dreamers is designed specifically for Young Carers aged 13-17 years old, and aims to empower, build new skills and provide opportunities to help you explore who you are alongside your caring role.

The program consists of:

  • A small group of around 15 Young Carers
  • 4 workshops, held monthly on a Saturday at Little Dreamers HQ in South Melbourne
  • A 2 night / 3 day retreat held in Anglesea
  • Mentoring and regular check-ins from Team Leaders and Little Dreamers Staff
  • A graduation event at the conclusion

Throughout the program, you’ll:

  • Build friendships and make connections with other Young Carers
  • Learn new skills to navigate challenges and thrive in your personal life and career
  • Have fun and come together as a group

Learn more at our Information Session
Register and attend our Online Information Night on Tuesday 26th March – 7:30-8:30pm.

Ready to apply? If this sounds like you, then Apply here

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