Today I was looking at the Landmark videos I had grabbed from Vodpod for this site, and I came across one that I hadn’t seen before, made by an extremely inspiring organisation that apparently got its start as a Self-Expression and Leadership Programme project in Australia. The woman who founded it is Ryll Burgin, and her organization is the step up foundation, which provides weekend seminars to teens to support them in facing the future. Apparently step up brings in dozens of successful businesspeople or celebrities in to talk to the young people, help them set their goals, and inspire and coach them.
StepUP’s website says that it has been around since 2002, and that several thousand teens have completed one of these weekends in Australia or New Zealand (apparently the programme is also expanding to the UK). The whole thing looks amazing–One wonders why something like this isn’t part of the regular school curriculum. Here’s differnt a video from the website that tells even more about it: