Young Stawell residents will have the opportunity to participate in motivational workshops in the September school holidays.
International performance teacher and coach Paul Parker will visit Stawell later this month to present a series of free workshops aimed at boosting the confidence of young people.
The Yes I Can workshops are open to anyone between the ages of 12-17 and will be hosted at Stawell Neighborhood House from 10am until 3pm on Sunday September 22, Sunday September 29 and Sunday October 6.
It will be the second time Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network has secured the services of Mr Parker to help local youth develop important life skills.
"Paul ran a series of workshops for us in Ararat earlier this year and the feedback we had from the young participants was incredible," chief executive Jessica Paterson said.
"They came such a long way with their confidence and presentation skills in such a short time and continue to use the strategies Paul taught them in their day-to-day life."
Mr Parker said the Stawell sessions would focus on building self-confidence, presentation skills and personal development.
"These workshops are about helping young people discover their voice and present their image with confidence in public," he said.
"We will focus on verbal and non-verbal communication in a fun, educational, non-threatening way that guarantees improved results.
"Participants will develop skills they never thought they had, which will make it easier for them to apply for jobs and succeed at school."
A free lunch will be provided at all three workshops. For more information, or to register, participants are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the CGLLEN offices on 5352 3266.