JTYouGotThis - Early Intervention Based Program

JTYouGotThis (JTYGT) is an Early Intervention Based program to support vulnerable youth who are at risk of entering or becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system. The program focuses on enhancing internal strength and building resilience with the hope of protecting our youth.  


Following the leadership of Johnathan Thurston, our equipped facilitators aim to increase the self-belief, confidence, and courage of the youth so that they can be drivers of their own change

Program Goals & Outcomes

Reduce reoffending behaviour through supported and increased family, cultural, com-
munity and prosocial connection.

  • Weekly Workshops
  • Introduction and Academy expectation
  • Building the team
  • Get to know you
  • My family, sense of belonging
  • Academy engagement
  • Confidence, Courage and Self-Belief activities
  • Community Activities
  • Managing anger / Healthy relationships
  • Life skills budgeting and planning
  • Behaviour and goal setting
  • Community Safety and Growth
  • Post-program check ins


Active Job Opportunity

We’re Open to Be Your Partner

We are always looking for great partners & sponsors. Contact with our team to be a part of our journey.



Johnathan Thurston Academy pays the deepest respect to the Traditional Custodians of Country across Australia. We acknowledge and thank our Elders who demonstrated over 60,000 years of sustainable Indigenous business and ask them to guide us back on track to a more prosperous and purposeful future.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away.