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Leading Youth Forward (LYF) provides long-term, one-to-one mentoring and large group activities for teens in years 7 -10. Our goal is to provide positive role models and nurture an inclusive community for some of Perth’s most vulnerable young people, focusing on youth development, layered with fun and engaging activities funded by LYF.

If you know a young person in Perth that may benefit from being part of LYF, please visit the For Families and Caregivers page.

An information package containing more information can be found here.

"I cannot thank you enough. My mentor, and all of LYF for helping me to become the man I am today. My time spent with you were some of the best times in my life and the memories that were made will forever be held close to my heart so thank you."
- LYF Teen 2019

What do we do?

We support vulnerable young people in Perth through a long-term one-on-one mentoring and large group activities program. LYF aims to make a positive difference in the community, made possible thanks to our dedicated volunteers and vital partners.

For Volunteers

Help make a positive impact for at-risk young people in Perth.

Leading Youth Forward supports various volunteers including mentors, freelancers and event helpers over the course of the program. Our experienced Committee will carefully match you with a young person and provide you with training, plus ongoing support throughout the program. At LYF we are in this together and no volunteer goes it alone!

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Support Us

Become part of the LYF community by donating, forming a corporate partnership or hosting a fundraising event on our behalf.

Leading Youth Forward (LYF) is an incorporated association and registered charity with strong corporate governance.

The Volunteer Committee meets monthly, to reflect, plan and engage for future LYF events.

All donations and fundraising efforts directly support our LYF program which involves approximately 80 vulnerable WA-Teens each year.


Corporate Partnerships

LYF is currently seeking corporate partnerships for the long-term sustainability of our not-for-profit.


Personal Contributions

LYF is immensely grateful for donations received from the community.

LYF celebrates the diversity of the teens and volunteers involved in our program. LYF fosters an inclusive and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, asexual, queer and questioning people (LGBTQIA+). In our community, everyone is encouraged to live their lives as their authentic selves.

Contact Us

Please go to out Contact Page, or find us on our socials!