The REAL Program

Years 7-12

The Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leaders (REAL) program is a culturally responsive best practice leadership program for Indigenous youth from Years 7-12.

Developed by Indigenous experts, the REAL program curriculum is strengths-based and designed around the age and experience of participants.

For emerging Indigenous leaders

REAL Program Years 7 & 8

This is the first stage in our REAL journey and an introduction to the three key pillars of KGI – Leadership, Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Culture

In stage one of the REAL journey we focus on:

Knowing your mob

Leading at school

Fuelling your body and mind

REAL Program Years 9 & 10

This is the second stage in our REAL journey where we expand on the three key program pillars – Leadership, Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Culture – and introduce Women’s and Men’s business

In stage two of the REAL journey we focus on:

Men's and Women's business

Your leadership style

Practicing mindfulness

REAL Program Years 11 & 12

This is the third stage in our REAL journey where we explore being a young leader, looking out for mob and First Nations’ rights and responsibilities

In stage three of the REAL journey we focus on:

First Nation's Culture

Leading your community

Looking out for mob

Frequently asked questions

KGI’s programs are suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.

This program is 100% FREE for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. 

You don’t need a referral to apply for one of our REAL programs, as long as you are keen to get involved and step outside your comfort zone, you are welcome to apply.

You don’t need to have attended any of our other KGI programs to apply for a REAL Program.

Yes! You are more than welcome to come to all of our programs even if you have been before. You might find you learn something new from the program each time.

Got more questions?

Still not sure if our REAL Program is for you?

Send us your questions below and one of our Program Leads will be in touch.

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