Youth Leadership Day inspires students

Published Wednesday, 5th July 2017

Youth Leadership and Mentoring Day

High School students from across Fairfield City visited Council last week to help bring out their ‘inner leader’.

Through fun and creative workshops, students discussed the qualities of effective leadership, how to motivate others and overcome challenges.

Funded and organised as part of Council’s Youth Mentoring Program, students participated in a range of activities to bring out their leadership skills and learn the value of teamwork, such as a team building paint workshop, creating a replica Picasso masterpiece.

The students were also treated to guest talks on leadership and overcoming challenges from Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, and professional adventurer James Casstrision.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said the day was a great success, giving students insights into the qualities they possessed to become leaders in their school life, work careers and in the community.

“It’s important for Council to engage with our young people and help them become the best leaders they can be, which is why we fund a dedicated Youth Mentoring Program,” Mayor Carbone said.

“They are the future of our city and they have qualities in them to become great leaders for the community.”

“Our special guest speaker, James Casstrision, shared his amazing experiences of kayaking across the Tasman, as well as his unbelievable Antarctica journey, providing students with insight on how to overcome challenges and push forward.

“It was encouraging to see students from various schools across Fairfield City come and work so well together.

Participating schools included Patrician Brothers College, St Narsai Assyrian College, Bonnyrigg High School, Cabramatta High School, Pal Buddhist College, Fairvale High School and St Johns Park High School.