Youth Empowerment Program

What is the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)?

A one-day youth led program designed to empower young adults living with IBD. It is a unique program that brings together a professional IBD advocate speaker and mentors from the CCA community who shared their experiences to mentor and guide their younger peers in managing their condition.

Testimonials

“The best part of YEP! was hearing that I am not alone, talking about experiences with others, finding out ways to manage it through life”
– YEP! attendee

“I just wanted to thank the people involved in organizing the day at Latitude. My daughter had a fantastic time and was so grateful to finally meet some other people with Crohn’s disease, who understood what she is going through”
– Parent of YEP! attendee

If you want to know when there will be a YEP! near you, email our Volunteer & Programs Coordinator Lauren Goldsworthy via support@crohnsandcolitis.com.au

Check out the fun at our previous YEP! events in the photos below!

IN PICS: YEP! MELBOURNE 2019

On Wednesday 10 April, CCA’s Youth Empowerment Program (YEP!) for young people with IBD came to Melbourne. Participants heard from peers on how to manage their IBD through school, part-time work and university, as well as taking part in fantastic activities at Latitude, including trampolining, rock climbing, ninja warrior course and dodgeball.

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IN PICS: YEP! SYDNEY 2018

On Sunday 28 October CCA held our first ever Youth Empowerment Program (YEP!) for young people with IBD in Sydney. It was an incredible experience with participants hearing from peers on how to manage their IBD through school, part-time work and university, as well as taking part in a fantastic activity, hosted by the talented team at Aerialize.

A big thank you to our event sponsors Janssen, to our speakers Luke Escombe, Dani Ross and Ashleigh Ross, and to our wonderful volunteers Renee, Veronica and Jun.

Photos by Jun Kinase