What is the Driven Young Program?

The Driven Young Program is a 12 month personal development program designed to help young people in their twenties build more confidence and find a community of like minded people.

The program heavily focuses on personal development and will help you step out of your comfort zone so you can try new things, make new friends, and expand your horizons in a supportive community.

We’ll teach you how to build your social circle from scratch. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the shy-side or if it’s your first time moving away from home.

We’ll teach you how to build your social circle from scratch. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the shy-side or if it’s your first time moving away from home.

  • A strong sense of self
  • A group of lifelong friends
  • New adventures
  • Renewed purpose in life

Our mission is to help ambitious young Australians navigate their 20s with clarity, achieve personal and professional growth, build authentic connections, and ultimately thrive. Through self-discovery, skill development, meaningful networking, and a supportive community, we provide the tools and experiences necessary for young people to create a fulfilling and purpose-driven life



Driven Young merges personal development with adventure.

Develop your communication skills, have meaningful conversations whilst exploring and trying things never would do.


Humanity is Heart.

We are connection focused.

Imagine skipping the stack of resumes, and going straight into the interview. Off the back of one recommendation from your new connection.

Your networth is your network.

If you want to grow in your career you need connections.

If you want to grow in your life you need connections.

How did the
Driven Young Program Start?

Having gone through a personal development journey since a very young age he noticed a lack of personal development and growth programs out there for young people.

Having tried “meetup.com”, Facebook groups, Bumble BFF and all the other platforms nothing seemed to work. Making friends seemed incredibly difficult and this was something many people agreed with.

During this time he was hosting the “Driven Young Podcast”, the number one educational podcast in Australia designed to teach people practical life skills we don’t learn in school.

So, during COVID he put together the first draft of the Driven Young Program. A program designed to built friendships, connect people and teach them the skills required to thrive in their 20’s.

After the first program was a huge success, it adapted and continued to grow and change.

Now the Driven Young Program is run in Sydney and Melbourne 8+ times a year and rapidly expanding to other cities across Australia.

Byron Dempsey

Byron Dempsey, founder of Driven Young (DYP) and host of the top educational podcast for young people in Australia, focuses on imparting practical life skills not taught in schools.

With over 1 million followers and 900,000 podcast downloads, Byron is a fully qualified presenter with the Empower U program. As a published best-selling co-author of “18 and Lost? So Were We,”

He believes in addressing the challenges faced by today’s youth, aiming to provide practical education and foster connections nationwide.


Next Steps: ATTEND the LIVE Info night!

Does this sound like it could be for you?

Attend a FREE information night where Byron will take you through how it works and answer any questions you might have.