The Young Leader’s program, is a week-long course designed for selected Year 10 school students that attend schools within Maroondah.
Teachers are invited to select students that have leadership potential, with the program designed to improve confidence, listening and teambuilding skills
This year the program is being extended to provide an ongoing program designed to allow the participants to put their skills to practical use within the community.
As one of the younger Councillors elected onto Maroondah City Council, I was invited to speak to the course participants and discuss what the role entails and my involvement within the community.
I spoke about the challenges facing council and the need to improve environmental sustainability, as well as my involvement in public transport advocacy.
The need for public transport improvements was widely recognised by the students, with many of them keen to become involved in a project that works towards achieving improvements towards public transport within Maroondah.
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will be invited to attend a follow-up session which aims to create positive social change through a project chosen by the students.