In order to set meaningful goals and strive to achieve them, young people need to be:

(a) stretched in terms of their experiences and ‘world view’

(b) equipped with the skills necessary to achieve those goals.

While parenting and schooling go a long way to helping teenagers fulfil their potential, they can sometimes reach a roadblock and require additional support to get the best out of themselves.

The Helmsman Project has been designed to expand aspirations, challenge young people in ways they have often not experienced and equip them with the life skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive world.

We partner with schools located in lower socio-economic suburbs and, with their collaboration and the parents’ support, identify prospective participants from their year 9 cohorts. These teenagers are then invited to apply to participate in the one-year program.

Visit our FAQ page to find the answers to some of the questions you may have about The Helmsman Project.

To see what parents and teachers are saying about The Helmsman Project, click here.