Let’s unite to amplify, learn and support each other in our work for young people in our communities!

19 – 21 FEBRUARY 2024

[ONLINE EVENT FOR MENTORS, COACHES, EDUCATORS + PARENTS]

BE INSPIRED

Let’s unite to amplify and support young people in our communities and around the world. Learn tips and the latest research on how we can best support the teens and tweens around us, listen to the lived experience from young people directly (and ask them questions in our teen panel!) and more! We’re still locking in our 2024 speakers and sessions so stay tuned for a more detailed schedule.

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NETWORK + CONNECT

Plenty of opportunities to connect live with each other, share your insights and wisdom, be in virtual rooms with like-minded passionate folks and even be in conversation with the presenters. 

 

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LIVE + FLEXIBLE FORMAT

Attend all sessions live across the 3 days on Zoom (it’s 100% virtual), with live sessions from 9am – 7pm AEST (Qld Australia) on all 3 days, or select one or two that interest you – it’s up to you! Recordings will be made available to all ticket holders.

Get all 28hrs of powerful recordings from 2024 and 2023 to learn at your leisure!

AUD$145 + gst 

“Every night I select a speaker, and I listen to the replays while preparing dinner or before going to bed. And OMG – too many golden nuggets! 

So far am enjoying all of them and am expanding with gratitude and knowledge. I love the casual and laid-back feel, and well done to you and your team.” 

Enda

Parental Burnout Practitioner, Holistic Life Coach + Educator [Australia]

“The conference reassured me that I am at the right place. My dream is more and more possible…”

Marie-Claude

Youth Mentor, Flo - Your Safe Space. [Dubai]

“Wow, what an incredible conference!  The variety of speakers, from all over the world, were amazing.  I feel inspired and motivated to keep moving towards my goals as a youth mentor.  Thank you, I feel so lucky to be part of this community!”

Jodie

Youth Mentor Trainee

I really enjoyed all the sessions and learnt so much and it reassured other things that I’d been planning!”

Renee

Your Turn Events [Australia]

“I listened to two more sessions yesterday and they were great and jam packed with so much info! “

Kate

Youth Mentor & Support Worker, [Australia]

It is just oozing authenticity, wholehearted impact and collaboration.

Chay

Teacher + Life Coach [South Africa]

“What a remarkable experience you’ve created, every session has been uplifting and inspiring. Thank you for gathering us all together from across the globe into this enriching space.”

Stephanie

Teen Coach, Empowerful Girls [USA]

Bowing in deep gratitude for the amazing three days of knowledge and experience sharing that you curated! Beautiful and deep.

I have stepped out of the conference feeling “Ooh! There is so much that we can do.”
Thank you once again.

Rashmi

Youth Mentor [India]

2024 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:

 

CODY SCHAEFFER OAM

Youth Mental Health Advocate and Founding Director, Borderline Youth Camps
AUSTRALIA

What all adults who work with teens need to know – a chat with Cody Schaeffer OAM

NICKI FARRELL

Founder, Wildlings Forest School
AUSTRALIA

Bringing the outdoors and adventure into your programs

JENNY LAWSON

Grants Consultant and Founder, Successful Grants
AUSTRALIA

Writing a successful grants submission

 

SAM THOMAS

Coach, Mentor & International Speaker
AUSTRALIA

Curating an engaging speech

REECE ANDERSON

Youth Mentor & Founder, We Overcome Anything
AUSTRALIA

Strength-focussed language when connecting with your teens

PENNY PERRIN

Youth Mentor, Educator & Founder, Hello Me Mentoring
SOUTH AFRICA

Supporting the kids who need more support

STEPHANIE VALDEZ

Founder, Empowerful Girls and host of the 10 for Teens + Tweens podcast
USA

Connecting Digitally with Youth + Parents: Utilizing tools like podcasts, newsletters, and social media to engage with your audience

JO RICHARDS

Speaking Confidence Coach, Talk Writer & Sovereignty Mentor
AUSTRALIA

The Gift of Curiosity – Practices to cultivate belonging & empower young voices

SALLY KABLE

State Manager NSW & ACT, Raise Foundation
AUSTRALIA

 

ERIC AGYEMAN

Youth Mentor and Speaker
AUSTRALIA

Bringing your faith into mentoring + impacting 1 million teens by 2030!

JANINE + KAREN

Founders, Wheatbelt & Beyond Youth Mentoring
AUSTRALIA

Regional, Rural and Remote Mentoring for High School Students

MILLY BANNISTER

Founder & Managing Director of ALLKND
AUSTRALIA

Me For Good: How to use digital storytelling to create impact

WIL MASSARA

Founder, Youth Leadership Academy
AUSTRALIA

Ask me anything: starting, launching and staying the course with leadership programs, conferences and personalised youth programs in schools

JEMA LEE

Period Coach & Menstrual Cycle Educator
AUSTRALIA

Teaching and coaching teens about menstrual wellness

LINDA MAEKER

Psychologist
AUSTRALIA

How to support teens and tweens with friendship troubles

You won’t find this many passionate youth experts together in one place.

EVEN MORE FEEDBACK:

“The conference inspired me! This works is so important and we’re all in it together.”

Bec

Youth Mentor, That Sunshine Vibe [Australia]

The whole conference has been so valuable and I have learnt so much. It has been great to be amongst a group of amazing people. You are all so inspiring and genuine.

Deb

Youth Mentor, Aunty Deb's Place [New Zealand]

“I really believe that good people are drawn to this work, and as a result, when we gather anywhere (in person or online) the energy is beautiful. Thank you for drawing us all together.”

Bec Coldicutt

Youth Mentor, Rebel Starseeds [New Zealand]

It has been invaluable so far. 

It’s taken me til I’m close to 50 but I’m finally learning to honour and invest in myself and trust that everyone else will be OK.

My biggest wish is that I can now share with and mentor girls to realise their true value and worth and step into womanhood with confidence and backing themselves every step of the way and not wait til they are halfway through their life!!

Greta

Parent, Educator + Youth Mentor Trainee

WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

YOUTH MENTORS

Youth mentors and coaches who work with teens/tweens and want to upskill, understand what’s going on for teens right now around the world, network and share their insights. Perfect for anyone who would also like to become a youth mentor.

EDUCATORS

Teachers, administrative and support staff in schools, especially those with a focus on student wellbeing and pastoral care. You might also be interested in exploring career options outside of the education system. A PD certificate will be provided on request. 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Counsellors and therapists who are working with young people, are interested in some of these topics and are wanting to share their thoughts and ideas on how we can support them further. 

PARENTS & CARERS

Parents and carers of teens/tweens who want to learn how to best support their children right now and perhaps even want to get something happening for the youth in their community too. 

If you hold space for young people, you need to be at this conference.

Join us live on Zoom 19 – 21 Feb 2024 OR purchase all of the replays for the same price – access for as long as you want. 

GET YOUR 2024 TICKET AND YOU’LL ALSO GET ACCESS TO 12 OF OUR FAVOURITE PAST SESSIONS FOR JUST AUD$145:

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

When you purchase a ticket to this 3 day virtual conference, you’ll receive a welcome email to help you get ready for the conference and instant access to the 2023 session recordings. As we approach February 2024, you’ll receive updates on our speakers and sessions, the zoom link to join the sessions live (it’s mostly LIVE rather than pre-recorded sessions) and the schedule. These sessions will inspire, motivate, resonate, connect and educate on all things youth-related. 

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

NETWORKING + Q&A's

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RECORDINGS + BONUS CONTENT

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PD CERTIFICATE ON REQUEST

JOIN FROM ANYWHERE!

PRESENTED BY:

The Youth Mentor Conference is curated and hosted by Shine From Within. Founded in 2012 on Gubbi Gubbi Country (Sunshine Coast) QLD Australia, Shine From Within is now a global leader in supporting the people who support youth and are on a mission to ensure every young person has a mentor.

Their award-winning Youth Mentor Training has trained hundreds of mentors in over 20 countries, seeing women, men and non-binary folks building community programs, thriving businesses, successful school workshops and curriculums, holiday camps and one-on-one mentoring services for the youth in their communities. We believe wholeheartedly that there can never be too many people dedicated to supporting the next generation – let’s do it together! 

 This has become one of our favourite events each year and we cannot wait to connect with you, share ideas and rally together to support the next generation.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AND YOU’LL ALSO GET INSTANT ACCESS

TO RECORDINGS OF THESE 12 INCREDIBLE PAST SESSIONS:

JOSH SHIPP

CEO, Youth Speaker University + Top Youth Speakers agency
USA

Growing Your Youth Speaker Business

ANNIE CROWE

Autistic Empowerment Coach and Disability Advocate
AUSTRALIA

Creating Neuro-Affirming Environments for Young People

ADEFOLASHADE FADEYI

Teen Expert + Founder, Brighter Girls
NIGERIA

1:1 Youth Mentoring + Supporting the Parents of Teens

NICOLA HAGGETT

Body Trust Coach
UK

Beyond Body Positivity: Dismantling the ladder of body hierarchies 

LOUISE O'REILLY

Inclusion Coach
AUSTRALIA

Youth Mentorship from an Aboriginal Perspective

AMY KATE ISAACS

Developmental Psychologist
AUSTRALIA

Promoting teens’ agency in crisis and beyond

JANE BENNETT

Founder, Celebration Day for Girls
AUSTRALIA

A Conversation about Positive Menstrual Education

MARIA BARRERA

CEO, Clayful Health
USA

Building the Future of Student Wellness Together + their Text-Based Mentoring Approach

ROCKY BIASI

Founder, Human Connections
AUSTRALIA

How to be an ‘Accidental Counsellor’ with Young People in Crisis

 

JOHANNA PARKER

Coach, International Speaker + Youth Facilitator
AUSTRALIA

Engaging and Empowering Youth as a Speaker

DR ARNE RUBINSTEIN

CEO, Rites of Passage Institute
AUSTRALIA

What We Need to Know NOW About Creating Healthy Rites of Passages for Teens & their Parents

OLHA RUDA

Founder, 10:11 Mentorship
UKRAINE

Building Your Mentoring Community

You won’t find this many global youth experts together in one place.

Get 12 hours of incredible training and discussions (AND your ticket to the live, virtual 2024 Youth Mentor Conference) for just AUD$145. 

The Youth Mentor Conference is powered by Shine From Within, supporting teens and the adults around them since 2012. Shine From Within, and this conference, will be hosted (virtually) from the lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, and always will be Aboriginal land. 

Shine from Within welcomes students of all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities, and all abilities. Shine from Within is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Read our complete commitment to our social and environmental impact here.

We are passionate about training youth mentors and run an award-winning online Youth Mentor Training. Check it out here!