The Youth Initiative

The Youth Initiative Inc is a non-profit youth group based in the Wollondilly Shire that has been founded by Sarah Schols and  runs in conjunction with her own performance school S.T.A.D.S (Sarah’s.Theatre.And.Drama.Skills).

Sarah wrote and directed the last three youth productions for The Picton Theatre Group and has over 28 years stage experience herself.

The Youth Initiative Inc was set up to provide young people between the ages of 10 and 25 an opportunity to perform in shows, filming or events specifically designed for their age group. Productions are run by young people in the community, not just on stage but with lighting and sound, backstage and also with advertising as well.



Youth Initiative Timeline

  • 2006 – Hating Alison Ashley (Robin Klein)
  • 2008 – DAGS (Debra Oswald)
  • 2010 -  'Living in the Dilly' - Shown at the Youth Forum in Canberra and was a benchmark for other councils to follow in regards to youth planning.
  • 2012 – Movie Previews
  • 2013 - The Postman - Feature Film
  • 2018 - 'What about Us' - Music Video

The Youth Initiative Inc regularly featured at Youth Week and community events throughout the shire, holding charity theatre games nights. Their shows have been a huge success and both Sarah and the youth involved in The Youth Initiative look forward to all future performances!

Anyone interested in getting involved in these projects either through financial support or hands on directing, sound, lighting, backstage or onstage is welcome to contact Sarah at or 0415 995 225 for more info.