The ‘BEAST Program’ is a positive mentorship program for young people aged 10-17 years. The program is inclusive of a number of overnight camps, activity days, mentor sessions and community engagement. 

The BEAST Program provides an opportunity for young people to learn about leadership, motivation and self-belief while giving them an opportunity to positively influence the world around them.

The program is designed  for at-risk and vulnerable young people who have the potential to be leaders within their own communities. The program aims to work with these young people in their environments and build on their life skills and their potential to be happy, healthy and positive members of their community.

The BEAST Program provides residential camps for young people that they MUST participate in. These camps include ‘intense’ content. Participants and referrers are encouraged to watch these videos to gain an understanding on the program it’s requirements:

The BEAST Program is a structured three step program

Stepping Up

3-day camp that aims to physically and mentally challenge young people toward releasing their leadership, motivation and self-belief capabilities. Followed by 6 weeks of mentorship and community engagement.

Stepping Back

3-day camp that provides an opportunity for young people to learn about themselves and others around them, giving back to the community and building their leadership capabilities. Followed by 6 weeks of mentorship and community engagement.

Stepping Forward

3-day camp providing an experience for young people to utilise their learnt skills in their everyday environment. An inspiring camp aimed at building the best version of a young person’s potential. Followed by 6 weeks of mentorship and community engagement.

Participants who successfully complete all three stages of the BEAST Program will be invited to a graduation ceremony. Participants who graduate from the program will then become an offical Youth Leader in Tasmania. Youth Leaders are  invited to contribute to the work of JCP Empowering Youth for a period of 12 months.

This opportunity will allow them to develop life skills and gain valuable experience over a 12 month period.

BEAST Program Referral

If you would like to refer a young person to the BEAST Program, fill in an expression of interest form below.


    *Required Fields

    BEAST Referrals

    The BEAST Program is a minimum three-month intensive mentorship program that aims to build the leadership capacity of ‘at-risk’ young people by engaging them in curricular and non-curricular activities that are community minded.

    *Referrers must be aware that the program may take up to 10 months to complete. The program success is judged on the individual outcome of EACH participant and varies for each participant based on their needs.*

    The BEAST Program targets ‘at-risk’ youth who are in need of preventative measures to assist in engaging in positive curricular and community activities. The program aims to positively influence an individual’s educational attendance rates, motivational levels, reduction of youth offending and an opportunity to have fun and connect with an active role model. The program initially engages youth in their own residences and develops to create a connection for them in both urban and rural areas across Tasmania.

    If you would like more information on our BEAST Program or would like to refer a young person please complete the initial form above. We will then ask you to complete a referral form (below) when a recruitment period has started. Please click below to download the referral PDF.


    • Please read through ALL information to make sure the participant would benefit from this style of program
    • The participant is aged 10-17 years of age
    • The participant has shown interest in the program
    • There is sufficient information in a referral that will assist staff in understanding the needs of the particular participant and their eligibility to be accepted into the program.

    Once an application is received by JCP Youth, it is processed and considered by staff. The referrer will receive notification in writing if the participant is invited to an introduction session. Following this session, the referrer will receive notification in writing if the participant has been acceptance into the program.

    BEAST Participant Referral Form

    “An at-risk youth is one who is less likely to transition into adulthood successfully. A youth who can be considered ‘not at-risk’ can be defined as having the ability to avoid youth offending, achieve academic success and become financially independent. A youth can also be considered at-risk if they are disconnected from society and struggle integrating in new environments and/or maintaining relationships”