SIX young people will be embarking on an amazing sailing adventure in early 2017 as part of the Upper Hunter Shire Council Young Endeavour Scheme.
Nominations for Upper Hunter youth, aged 16 to 23, are invited from Young Endeavour scheme sponsors, schools, community and sporting groups for this adventure of a lifetime on a tall ship.
Nominations close on Friday, August 12.
Council is seeking sponsorship from businesses and community groups to contribute toward the $30,000 cost of six berths on the tall ship.
The young people nominated by their community to be in the draw for a berth also contribute through fundraising.
The names of three girls and three boys will be drawn at a special dinner, for sponsors and the nominees, to be held later this year.
Council has supported this program with the help of the Upper Hunter community since 1998 and about 70 young people have already taken part.
There are three levels of sponsorship: Gold ($1000 and over), Silver ($250 to $999) and Bronze (up to $249).
Gold sponsors are able to nominate two young people and Silver sponsors are entitled to one nomination for the Young Endeavour Scheme.
Nominations are also invited from schools, sporting groups, community groups and services for a fee of $60.
The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme aims to provide young Australians with a unique, challenging and inspirational experience which increases their self-awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills and creates a strong sense of community responsibility.
Emily Towler, who took part in the Upper Hunter Shire Council Young Endeavour Scheme in 2015/2016, is encouraging other young people to get involved.
“Young Endeavour is something I highly recommend to anyone looking for adventure, growing their skills in teamwork or advancing their knowledge,” she said.
“I learned many things which have allowed me to grow as a person.”
For more nomination and sponsorship information and forms, visit council’s website www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au, ‘Our Services, ‘Youth Services’ or drop into a Council office.
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