YouthWorX NT believes that youth participation is essential to the delivery of quality services for young people. In its facilitation of a youth Leadership Academy, the organisation provides young Territorians with meaningful opportunities to directly participate in the services designed to support them.

The Leadership Academy is a mechanism to authentically engage young people and embed their voice by providing leadership opportunities to contribute to service design, service delivery, community engagement and local and national policy advocacy. The Leadership Academy empowers its young members to collaborate with their peers, inspiring and mobilising themselves and others towards a common purpose and to effect positive change.

blue dot circle representing YouthWorX NT commitment to community
Purple pathway representing NDIS job opportunities


Leadership Academy members are regularly called upon to represent young local people and YouthWorX NT.  Examples of past Youth Ambassador activities include:



double trapeeze circle_blue

1. Youth Ambassador Opportunities

Provide opportunities for young Leaders to represent YouthWorX NT and other young people as Youth Ambassadors to contribute to the shaping of positive community perceptions, and to contribute to youth services design, service delivery, community engagement and policy advocacy.


2. Develop Young Leaders

Provide opportunities for young Leaders to develop personal and professional skills which emphasise social and emotional competencies including self-awareness, collaboration, empathy and relationship-building.

3. Community engagement

Support young Leaders to work on projects that promote the strengths, talents and stories of young people, including projects aimed at effecting positive change in the community.  Offer authentic opportunities for young leaders to make decisions and effect change, in an environment of support in which young people can reflect on their experiences.



2018 & 2019
Every year since 2018, the Leadership Academy has represented the young people of Darwin and YouthWorX NT as youth ambassadors in the annual Darwin Pride Week events.


Launched 2019
Inspired by YouthWorX NT’s lead, the National Community of Practice launched a National Youth Alliance in June 2019. YouthWorX NT’s Leadership Academy team is excited to work with the other sites across the country who have started their own youth leadership groups.
YouthWorX Nt Leadership academy participants at the 2019 Youth Empowerment project


2019 Sharing Stories Project
The 'Youth Empowerment: Sharing Stories' project involved the team planning and facilitating a professional development session for over 30 youth leadership delegates from countries around the world as part of the 2019 Ship for World Youth Darwin visit.
Stories from some of

Our Heroes

Stories from some of Our Heroes
Byron successful in finding a career pathway through Transition to Work

Byron’s Story

Before he started in Transition to Work, Byron had been trying for over two years to find a career pathway that was meaningful to

Read More »

Darren’s Story

After 2 years of working in administration straight out of school, Darren decided to take some time off. This period of leave turned into

Read More »
Sarah found meaningful employment through Transition to Work

Sarah’s Story

Sarah came to Transition to Work after completing a year 12 equivalency program, and with a few months’ casual employment on her resume.  After a

Read More »
YouthWorX NT reverse transparent logo


YouthWorX NT constantly strives to improve our services to young people. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, please complete this confidential form and, if requested, one of our team members will get back to you shortly.

Opening Hours

Monday Friday 8am-4pm

Head Office

Darwin Corporate Park

Building 3 Level 1

631 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828

YouthWorX NT Hub

Berrimah Business Centre

15/641 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828