Keynote Speaker – Vincent Shin.  MC – Glenn Manton.  Entertainment by Tartie & IHHP

Workshop 1 – DARE2B Jobs & Create Your Own Adventure

Ever thought of going for a job out of the ordinary? Something fun, creative or risky? Come along and listen to these inspiring people who have done this for a living.  You’ll hear their stories, how they got to where they are and the struggles along the way. Find out how the experiences they had as a young person gave them the skills to find a career they are passionate about.  You will be given an opportunity to reflect on your own life experiences and provided with tools to make your DARE2B job a reality!

Workshop 2 – You Can Be A Hero

Emergency Services Real Life Stories – Ever thought of working within the emergency services industry area? This workshop will show you that anything is possible including challenges and the positive impact this work has on the community.

Workshop 3 – The Whitelion Chatterbox Bus

Can you even imagine what it would be like to be homeless? 

The Chatterbox Bus is a vital program that works with young people on the streets of Melbourne CBD.  Come hear stories about what happens on the bus and hear from the people that work there. 

Hear about how important volunteers are in making a change to the lives of these young people.

Workshop 4 – “5 Minute Chef”

‘Cause you’re not you when your starving!’ – Do you ever come home ‘Starving’, looking at the fridge or going through the cupboard?  And there’s nothing to eat? Join our workshop and be shown how to make a yummy, healthy afternoon snack in no time.


Workshop 5 – Helping Ya Mate

Have you ever been worried about a friend?  Maybe they just don’t seem themselves, have been a bit quiet or seem like they’ve got something on their mind.  I bet you’ve wanted to chat to them, find out what’s wrong and help if you can, but you just haven’t been sure how to do it.

This workshop looks at picking up on the signs that someone you care about might have a problem, how you can listen to them and most importantly how you can get them connected to the right people if the issue is serious.

Seeing a friend struggling with a problem can be really hard! But gaining some simple skills to check in on them, lend an ear and help get them support can go such a long way towards helping them out and knowing you’ve made a difference.

Helping Ya Mate is bought to you by Stride.


Workshop 6 – Shut the Duck Up

Sometimes your thoughts can hold you back from being the best that you can be. Do you ever have nagging thoughts that you’re not good enough?

Does your mind ever tell you that you can’t really do or be what you want?

Come along to hear about how to tell those thoughts to Shut the Duck Up! Then you can do and be whatever you put your mind to.

Shut the Duck Up is bought to you by Stride.

Workshop 7 – Secure that First Job

This hands on workshop will give you tips and tools to snag that first job and follow your career including a mock interview and how to dress for success.  Also hear from guest speakers in the retail and trades industry.


Create Your Own Adventure & DARE2B Workshop

Come to hear guest speakers share their experiences and career paths.  Find out ways to help you achieve your personal goals. Then take some time to explore the EXPO which brings together carefully selected organisations that will provide information for your Mind – Career Opportunities, Further Education, Volunteering, Body – Health and Wellbeing, Community Sport and Support – Resource providers, Financial management and Gap Year Alternatives.

Workshop includes the EXPO experience with the following organisations:


Whitelion thanks and acknowledges the support of DARE2B Coburg from the following organisations