Youth-run activities in all remote communities are focused on increasing education and opportunities for young people. We run incentive schemes and mentoring programs in local schools and also assist with the organisation of cultural programs and leadership camps.
The Yarn is a youth-run program that aims to help school students develop an understanding of Indigenous identity, Indigenous history and reconciliation. The program gives participants the opportunity to attend workshops designed in consultation with teachers, Indigenous leaders and young people.
The Marja Series is jam-packed with surf, sport and cultural activities. It brings together young people from different high schools around Perth to celebrate Indigenous culture and aims to inspire them to drive reconciliation in their own communities.
ICEA events and programs are free, something that would not be possible without the help of our fantastic squad of FUNdraisers, who have donated, run, swum, bowled and even baked their way to greatness in support for ICEA.
The Classic is an annual, youth focused surf competition and cultural festival that’s an absolute ripper of a day jam packed with froth, friends and fun. This youth driven event not only allows young people the opportunity to engage with the surfing community, but also integrates Aboriginal culture and recognises the connection that Indigenous people have with our coastline.
ICEA has experienced a great deal of success in the past with their programs, which have provided positive experiences, fostered meaningful relationships and developed Indigenous cultural understanding amongst many young Western Australians.