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A Three month "build your own adventure program"  where you can experiment, experience and explore

Welcome to the (Sydney Beta) "Intentional Gap Year Program" Designed for Young People to Help Discover Who You Want to Become

Introducing the (Sydney Beta) Intentional Gap Year Program

The much needed program that allows young adults to earn money, gain real world experience, build quality relationships, get access to world-class mentors through workshops, an online community, parties, social events, meetups and much more.

Sign up to the Information Night to find out more! (Q&A Included)

- Interested in the program?

- Want to get involved?

- Want to support us and help out the students?

- Simply want to find out how it all works?

The Problem Young People are Facing...

62
%

Of Uni students have considered dropping out

 1/5 dropping out within their first year and 1/3 uni students fail to complete their degree.

70
%

Of year 12 students claim to suffer from high levels of stress

Only 13.3% claim to be happy. Leading to 51% of youth identifying a need to see a mental health professional.

43
%

Lost and confused

43% of year 12 students still have no idea what they want to do when they leave school.

80
%

high school graduates wish they learnt more relevant life skills

. This leads to financial stress, household debt, mental health, relationship strain, and over all under preparation for the "adult world"

Data collected  from Youth Sense "AFTER THE ATAR" report 2017-2020

Byron Dempsey

I have dreamt of creating this program for years, and now it is finally ready. This is exactly what I wish I had when I was younger. 


If you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, directionless or feel like you don't have many friends then this program is for you. This program will take your life to the next level and help you come out as the person you really want to become.

Founder of Driven Young and the Program

Here’s What You’ll Get By Joining The Program

An intentional gap year program that connects young people with companies, brands, opportunities and most importantly each other.

A Life Roadmap 

A clear and proven path for to follow, removing the guess work and confusion.

 Mentorship / Personal Development

Get access to Australias top experts across a variety of topics  such as personal finance, networking, career guidance, storytelling, creativity so you can avoid making their mistakes.

Incredible Friendships 

A community of young people sharing a common goal connecting with each other growing their network.

Real world experience

Providing young people with multiple different career options to trial and taste before settling, plus the opportunity to travel Australia and work with amazing companies.

Your Gap Year Journey

Here is a rough idea of what your gap year could look like!

Launch party

Experience the collage lifestyle without the high price tag

To kick off the program we will be having a massive Launch party to bring everyone together. There will be games, dancing, drinking,  getting to know one another and a few presentations. This is an amazing way to break the ice and get to know all the other people in the program.

Monthly Workshops and Events 

Learn from experts in their field teaching practical life skills you can use NOW

Every month we will be hosting in person workshops covering a variety of important topics such as career guidance, money and finance, networking, communication skills, critical thinking etc. 


We have also partnered up with incredible companies such as Empower U, giving you access to the two day personal development program among other incredible companies.

Online community / Course / Social Calendar 

Your glance at everything you need, how, when and where....

Get instant access to our custom built social media platform, where you can connect with other members, get access to our online course, see all the upcoming parties, events and workshops adding them straight into your calendar.


Create your own groups with other members on specific topics you are interested in, navigate your new friendships all from this one platform.

Internship / Work experience 

"I learnt more in a month in the real world than I did studying for a year"

Learn how to land work experience jobs in an array of careers, try out our 90 careers in 90 days program, get access to virtual and in person internship opportunities building your experience and improving your resume.

Travel overseas (Beta program not included)

Experiencing new cultures will open you up to a whole new world

Once you have saved enough money, book in a once in a life time trip. Either go solo or go with friends and other members of the program. We will help you save your money and direct you to the appropriate companies that will give you the best and most rewardable experiences.

Black tie Formal

An excuse to dress up and reunite at the end of the program 

We will finish the program with a black tie formal event. Feel free to bring a partner, this is a great reason to dress up and catch up with everyone in the program, hand out awards, points, prize, dance and drink

career GUIDANCE and workshop

Now it is time to move on...

With your gap year coming to an end, we will celebrate by throwing a large scale careers event. Bringing in incredible speakers and giving you clarity and direction for what steps to take next. There will be multiple session and booths from top companies and universities in Australia helping make your decision that much easier.

Here’s what people are saying

about the program...

Elle Wilmont

23 | London

Perfect balance between having fun whilst making connections

The gap year program is absolutely something I would have jumped at the chance of. It’s seems like the perfect balance between having a year of fun whilst also making connections by networking and gaining valuable experience.

Emily Hausman

18 | Sydney

This program is eye opening 

This program has a very unique model and would definitely help many young people like myself who are about to graduate and want to network and meet new people but don’t have the connections to do so. I think it is so important to have exposure to a variety of industries and have a taste of practical experience before starting a uni degree. Unfortunately this is not part of the education system and should be.

Patrick quigley

22 | Sydney

Shift the mindset of young adults like myself

This is something I hadn’t thought of before. I think this is needed and will shift the mindset of young adults like myself in a time where there’s such widened opportunity for success.

Topics you can learn

Breaking Through
  • Learning how to build mental resilience to overcome any obstacles that are holding you back.
  • Understanding how to form positive self beliefs and improve self confidence.
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Learning to take accountability, responsibility, and ownership for your decisions and behaviours.
  • Understanding how to change your thoughts to ultimately influence your results.
  • Goal Setting
  • Learning the importance of goal setting in achieving success
  • Understanding how goal setting can give you a sense of direction for your future
  • Money & Finance
  • Gaining the knowledge to build wealth to leverage time as a young adult for your future.
  • Understanding financial terminology and types of investments Learning the 3 Steps to financial freedom.
  • Communication Skills
  • Understanding how your words, tone, and body language impacts how we communicate.
  • Learning how to be an effective communicator to improve teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Family & relationships
  • Understanding the importance of gratitude and the positive impact it can have on your mental health.
  • Learning how to create a positive environment through those you surround yourself with to nurture your wellbeing.
  • Build your network
    •  Learn how to grow your network using this powerful philosophy.
    • Understand how to create opportunities for yourself day in and day out
    Health & Nutrition


  • Understanding how your body works and the importance of its Impact on your life
  • Learning what we need to fuel the body.
  • About the Co-Founders

    Byron Dempsey

    Byron Dempsey is the founder and host of Driven Young and the Driven Young Podcast.
     
    With over 600,000 followers and over 350,000 podcast downloads Byron focuses on teaching practical life skills we didn’t learn in school, he is also a trained presenter with Empower U, a two day life skills event for young adults.


    He believes Australia's education system is failing the next generation and life long goal is to help change Australia's education system so it is more focused on practical life skills we will actually use.

    Founder of Driven Young | Co Author of "18 & Lost? So were we"

    Joe Wehbe

    Joe co-authored the book 18 & Lost? So Were We alongside seven other everyday people.


    He co-founded and lead The Constant Student Communitywhich is all about changing education, and supporting those who want to change the world.

    Founder of Constant Student | Co Author of "18 & Lost? So were we"

    Authors of the best selling book "18 & Lost? so were we..."

    18 & Lost? So Were We brings together the stories of 9 everyday young people who could not be more different to show that there is no perfect path after high school.


    The years after leaving high school are difficult to navigate — now more than ever.


    Byron and Joe are both authors of the best selling book 18 & Lost? So were we.


    "essential reading for anyone in high school (and their parents)" - Seth Godin

    Joe Whebe

    Joe co-authored the book 18 & Lost? So Were We alongside seven other everyday people.


    He co-founded and lead The Constant Student Communitywhich is all about changing education, and supporting those who want to change the world.


    Founder of Constant Student | Co Author of "18 & Lost? So were we"

    A Message about the program

    This program is something every young person should consider. Both Byron and Joe work heavily with young people and too many people are jumping into a degree because they feel as if though that is their only options after high school.


    As a result they are choosing degrees based on pressure, status and overall the wrong decisions. University will always be there, why is there such rush?


    We believe this program will connect you with more people, give you more practical life skills, more real world experience and way more fun than anything else out there.


    Typically "Gap Years" have lazy connotations associated with them. Our goal is to flip that on its head. This gap year is all about exploring who you are and who you want to become. It is about connecting you with incredible people, giving you incredible experiences and teaching you what you need to know as you enter into the "Adult world".


    Follow the structure we give you, commit to this 110% we promise you will have no regrets about signing up to this program.


    Sign up to the Information Night to find out more! (Q&A Included)


    - Interested in the program?

    - Want to get involved?

    - Want to support us and help out the students?

    - Simply want to find out how it all works?

    A Message about the program

    This program is something every young person should consider. Both Byron and Joe work heavily with young people and too many people are jumping into a degree because they feel as if though that is their only options after high school.


    As a result they are choosing degrees based on pressure, status and overall the wrong decisions. University will always be there, why is there such rush?


    We believe this program will connect you with more people, give you more practical life skills, more real world experience and way more fun than anything else out there.


    Typically "Gap Years" have lazy connotations associated with them. Our goal is to flip that on its head. This gap year is all about exploring who you are and who you want to become. It is about connecting you with incredible people, giving you incredible experiences and teaching you what you need to know as you enter into the "Adult world".


    Follow the structure we give you, commit to this 110% we promise you will have no regrets about signing up to this program.


    100%

    MONEY BACK
     GUARANTEE

    100% Satisfaction/COVID Guarantee for 

    This program only works if you are committed and take full advantage of what we have to offer. If you are worried about the value provided or think this may not be the right fit for you. We are proud to offer a 30 day guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the program within the first 30 days, we will give you a full refund no questions asked. If this program is heavily affected by COVID and we are unable to run we will give you as full refund.


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