Call out for Peel’s future leaders

Skill building: During five days, participants in the Youth on Leadership program will be able to challenge themselves and have fun to build life-long skills. Photo: Supplied.
Skill building: During five days, participants in the Youth on Leadership program will be able to challenge themselves and have fun to build life-long skills. Photo: Supplied.

Mandurah non-profit and entrepreneurial hub The Makers is putting a call out to local teenagers across the region to join in for this year’s leadership program, which will be held during the July school holidays.

The Youth on Leadership program is focused on helping Mandurah teenagers to find their passions and develop important life skills to become active citizens and improve their employability.

Over five days, participants will take part in workshops, guest speaker talks, team building initiatives and adventure based activities aimed at getting them out of their comfort zone and teaching them life-long skills.

“With the changes we’re seeing in employment trends, and the isolation many teenagers face, this program has been set up as a mechanism for helping to foster a sense of aspiration and ambition, help participants find their passion and some motivation to live a fulfilled life,” local entrepreneur and program creator Rhys Williams said.

“One of our main aims with Youth on Leadership is to provide positive role models and a peer group of friends that encourage and motivate each other.”

Mr Williams encouraged interested parents to get in touch to find out more about the program.

“The main comment we hear from parents is ‘I would love to see my child involved but I don’t think they’ll be into it’, and yet in 11 years and with more than 400 teenagers involved, we’ve never had anyone go home because they didn’t enjoy it,” he said.

Registrations are now open for the camp, which will be held from July 3 to July 8.

For more information and to sign up call Rhys Williams on 0433 576 771, send an email to rhys@themakers.org.au or visit www.youthonleadership.com.