The Hon Alex Hawke MP, Fed­eral Mem­ber for Mitchell

The Mitchell Youth Lead­er­ship Fo­rum is in its 17th year, hav­ing started in 2002. It is a 2½ day live-in pro­gram for Year 11 stu­dents, based on the val­ues of in­tegrity, ser­vice and courage.

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To­gether with Tris­tan Smith, Act­ing Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, we hosted 160 lo­cal Year 11 stu­dents at the Mitchell Youth Lead­er­ship Fo­rum at Vi­sion Val­ley from the

18 – 20 Oc­to­ber 2018. The Mitchell Youth Lead­er­ship Fo­rum was an amaz­ing suc­cess with 14 lo­cal high schools participating – the Fo­rum is a sig­nif­i­cant op­por­tu­nity for the stu­dents to be in­spired and en­cour­aged for their fu­ture po­ten­tial in the lead up to their fi­nal year of school.

Stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in team build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, small group dis­cus­sions, and com­mu­nity ser­vice projects at Aminya Vil­lage and McCall Gar­dens and lis­tened to in­spir­ing talks from Matt Ker­shaw, Heather Hawkins, Han­nah Mur­ray. Ed­die Woo and Barn­aby Howarth.

I was so im­pressed with the en­thu­si­asm, en­ergy and com­mit­ment of the stu­dents and lead­ers who at­tended the Mitchell Youth Lead­er­ship Fo­rum this year. I can’t wait to see the im­pact they have both on their schools and in the wider com­mu­nity.

The Mitchell Youth Lead­er­ship Fo­rum would like to thank its ded­i­cated vol­un­teer com­mit­tee mem­bers and amaz­ing team of lead­ers, with­out whom the Fo­rum could not in­spire the lives of so many stu­dents. These lead­ers are an ex­cep­tional ex­am­ple for the next gen­er­a­tion.

We would like to thank our val­ued spon­sors; our ma­jor spon­sors, Na­ture’s Sun­shine Aus­tralia and Cas­tle Tow­ers, and spon­sors; PwC, Parker Han­nifin and Redeemer Bap­tist School for their con­tin­u­ing com­mit­ment to the fu­ture of our stu­dent lead­ers.

I would also like to thank Smil­ing Bak­ery, North West Grow­ers, Al­lan Drew Fu­ner­als, the Hills Lodge, LSK Plas­tics and Swift Con­sult­ing for their com­mu­nity sup­port to the Mitchell Youth Lead­er­ship Fo­rum.

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