We have learned from experience that working in communities means taking the time to listen first and learn from their experiences. We focus on building strong relationships first, nurturing a mutual trust so that the community has the confidence and capacity to work with the program. We go slow and actively listen before any action is determined, ensuring solutions are always culturally appropriate and youth-led. Nutha Way follows the Millennium Kids Skills for Life process, with a special focus on 6 key principles. Skills for Life asks young people to identify solutions to the problems they’re experiencing, research and implement projects at a local level, and engage with the wider community for lasting and real change. The Skills for Life process has been acknowledged as intrinsically aligned with UNESCO’s Life Skills framework and has proven results in building confidence and resilience in young people. One of the best testaments to the Skills for Life approach is that the Nutha Way Indigenous Youth Leaders are all alumni of the Millennium Kids program for high school students. They have returned 12 years later to lead this program.