About YMCA Evolve

Evolve is a leadership and self-development program for students in Grades 5 and 6, addressing personal identity, resilience-building, and leadership.

Evolve has been designed specifically for educators to receive training and access to an online portal containing all of the resources needed to roll the program out in their own classrooms, with ongoing support provided from our team.

A multi modal program, Evolve incorporates professional development for teachers, face-to-face student workshops, pre-prepared lesson plans, literature recommendations, online videos, assessment documents and ongoing teaching support.

Depending on teacher or student choice, the program can be rolled out in its traditional form over the course of 8 weeks, or can be adapted to fit flexibly across as little or as long as students need. All activities are high-energy, experiential activities aligned with the Victorian Curriculum that enable students to reflect on and develop their Personal and Social Capability.