The programme promotes building and understanding of consequences, developing self awareness and mood management, empathy and improving relationships. The core avenue of the Young Forest Leadership Training is the ability to 'know ones self'. The techniques and principles are taught through posture alignment and stance training, breathing exercises and stretching. Throughout the programme students will be taught the values of friendship, respect, control and awareness, while working with other students through interlocking exercises. These activities stress tolerance and acceptance of others differences.
The programme will promote 'Chi Gung' (Chi - life force, breath, energy, Gung to exercise, train) techniques and principles of martial arts.The virtues used in this training have been adapted using the 'Virtues Project' Section 2 Virtues: the Gifts of Character.