Our Founding Director
Darian Brooker (Lenton) founded We, Future Leaders in 2017 with the vision of positively impacting 1 million Australian school children by 2040.
Darian grew up in the foster care system and had changed schools 26 times by the time she graduated high school in 2014. Frustrated by the lack of support, stability and consistency in her education, Darian was fuelled with the dream to ensure that eventually, all Australian school aged kids could still have a quality education despite their circumstances.
Darian's unique personal and career experiences have not only shaped the holistic model and vision of We, Future Leaders, but continue to influence her mentoring and coaching for staff, students, parents and teachers.
"A good education is the foundation for a better life."
- Elizabeth Warren
Recent awards and achievements:
2022 Youth Partnership - Host Employer of the Year (Business Services) - WINNER
2022 7NEWS Young Achiever Award - Leadership Finalist
2021 Instagram Australia and Are Media '25 under 25' - Top 25 Businesses run by women under the age of 25
2021 Sutherland Shire Young Citizen of the Year - Finalist
- 2021 NSW Young Woman of the Year - Finalist
2020, 2021, 2023 Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards - Outstanding Education Service - Finalist