The Young Leaders Challenge

The Young Leaders Challenge is designed for high-school aged children in Queensland.

Children’s Rights Queensland has developed a leadership program for high school-aged children.

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The Young Leaders Challenge is targeted at high school aged students that show leadership potential. This is a FREE program developed by the Children’s Rights Queensland and its professional network.

Program features:

  • Short online training units for students to complete in their own time
  • Resources to assist students complete their projects
  • Opportunities for students to engage with their community as a leader
  • Experience for students with leadership potential
  • At the completion of the program students are presented with a badge and certificate.

The Children’s Week Leaders Program aims to empower high school aged children to lead and engage others in initiatives that support the rights, needs and accomplishments of children.


High school students (years 9 – 12).


The Children’s Week Leaders Program has been designed to:

  • Support all children in the community
  • Promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • Encourage children to step up and take on a leadership role in their community
  • Acknowledge the skills and achievements of children


High school age children across Queensland will need to apply online to take part in the program. The Leadership Program Committee will assess all applications and notify successful applicants.