TH&C YEP COORDINATOR

Cassie and Jy Taylor share the role of  Coordinator for the TH&C Youth Engagement Program this season. For more information please contact Cassie via the contact page or call the office on 07 5536 1506.

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Surf Life Saving is a great organisation for youth to be involved in. We provide a real social network, recognised qualifications, an opportunity to make a difference and a great excuse to spend your summer at the beach!

Many of our clubs run youth programs and activities. The nationally recognised program for youth is YEP (Youth Engagement Program). This program is designed to engage young members in all areas of Surf Life Saving. By saying yep and having a go at all surf activities and opportunities, youth members gain ‘surf creds’ which result in national recognition awards.

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM  (YEP)

The structure of the program not only rewards and recognises youth participants for their commitment but also sets achievable goals to encourage on-going participation across a range of lifesaving activities while promoting leadership skills, personal development and social interaction with peers. YEP encourages a sense of organisational commitment and pride and assists clubs with the process of succession planning through the identification of future leaders.
How does YEPs Work?
The concept is simple!  YEP is a recognition and reward program that is self-paced and can be completed in three years, give or take depending on the member. The rewards program operates utilising a similar concept to that of frequent flyer points where participants collect points for being involved in a range of lifesaving activities. The more activities they engage in and the more hours they volunteer, the greater the points collected.

YEP is designed to encourage youth participation in all areas of club activity including:
Lifesaving
Development
Competition
Administration
Junior Activities (nippers)
Youth Activities
Club Activities
Community Project (gold level only)

Participants can choose their level of involvement and the areas that they are specifically interested in. By collecting points, three levels of achievement can be attained which include:
Bronze – Minimum 150 points completed in three YEP areas and 25 hours patrol
Silver – Minimum 400 points completed in four YEP areas and 65 hours patrol
Gold – Minimum 800 points completed in five YEP areas and 115 hours patrol and a community project of significance.