A Highway Youth Facilitator is a very special person. They help young people feel belonging and inspire them to become the best version of themselves, through transformational and inspiring group sessions and workshops. They would have fulfilled the rigorous Highway Youth Facilitator’s Accreditation which encompasses youth wellbeing, coaching and mental health first aid.
They work with young people aged 10 to 24 years of age to talk about things that are important and inspire them to take action in their life. Highway Foundation bring groups of similar young people together online across Australia led by a Highway Youth Facilitator. Our Highway Youth Facilitators have the gift for listening. They hold a safe space without judgement so young people can speak their truth. By focusing on a young person’s journey through the day to day experiences and conversations of their life – we can help young people to see what inspires them and makes them feel more excited about life.
Young people can therefore find the path that feels right for them to follow. During these conversations they can also reflect on what might be holding them back from being the best version of themselves. With greater clarity, self-awareness and the support of other young people in their group who are on the same journey – transformational change can happen!
We walk next to each young person. Holding authentic safe spaces for young people to journey and reflect on their lived experiences. We allow them to grow, to safely reflect and find their true self without fear of judgement or rejection. We help young people hear themselves. What greater gift is there than to be truly understood?
We don’t walk in front of young people to show them the way or give direction but if they decide they want more self-development we have a lot of resources and workshops to support them. We meet young people where they are at and help them to work things out for themselves. It’s not our story or journey – it’s theirs.