Be Awesome has a dream to create a festival that will positively transform the lives of thousands of young people as they grow into adulthood.
Imagine an ordinary school day, disrupted by the arrival of a pimped-out bus on the school oval, that unpacks in a moment to form the most colourful and mind-blowing structure that a child could imagine! For this one day, students will dive head-first into a series of dream-like physical challenges, in the process discovering their own inherent strength and confidence and their deep connection with others. Through the experiences of this one day, each child will embody an inherent knowledge of their worth and their power to choose as they step into their teenage years and eventually adulthood.
It’s a giant dream at the moment, but every dream must start with a first step into reality. Over the next 3 months Be Awesome will be creating the first of a series of small pilots that will eventually lead to the ultimate Be Awesome Festival.
We are looking to create our first team to deliver this pilot.
Keep reading for more details and if you’re passionate and ready to get involved please send us an email by Tuesday 24 February confirming your availability and your particular skill-set. We’ll get back to you to confirm our secret meeting spot and your first mission!
To launch this first pilot, we are looking for the following types of skills, but please get in touch if you have something else to offer that could benefit the project or if you would like to support in any other way.
- Social media and online marketing experience
- Experience in securing sponsors, grants and partners
- Background in education and working with children (ages 8-10)
- Background in dance and movement
- Background in child / developmental psychology
- Experience in field research and data gathering
- Video and photography skills
- DJ / party-starting!
- Designer / student with an interest in open source design and ephemeral architecture
- Background in facilitating adventure sports like rock-climbing, abseiling
- Anyone in their late teens / early twenties with an interest in facilitating adventure activities and mentoring younger children
Collaborators must be based in or able to travel to Brisbane, Australia and available and willing to commit to meeting once a week up until the end of May 2015. Collaborators must also give their full commitment to execute the awesome tasks that they agree to undertake during meetings and in the lead up to the pilot.
At this stage of the journey collaborating is completely voluntary. You must share the Be Awesome Vision and be driven by a deep desire to help a generation of young people to Be Awesome.
Don’t worry if you can’t help out this time around or you aren’t based in Brisbane. This is the first of many pilots before the ultimate festival takes shape and we plan to run these in a variety of locations as the festival develops. Regardless of your location and skill set, if you are passionate about being involved, there will be a place for you.
Please contact us by Tuesday 24 February if you’re ready to be involved in our Brisbane pilot or for more information. Thanks for your support and don’t forget to Be Awesome!