Young people gather to talk positive change

FUTURE FUND: Kiama MP Gareth Ward, former Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum participant Alana Forest, Regional Development Australia executive officer Fiona Hatcher, Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum chairman John Lamont, South Coast MP Shelley Hancock and forum mentor Lauren Beaufils work toward building the fund to run next month’s Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum.

FUTURE FUND: Kiama MP Gareth Ward, former Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum participant Alana Forest, Regional Development Australia executive officer Fiona Hatcher, Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum chairman John Lamont, South Coast MP Shelley Hancock and forum mentor Lauren Beaufils work toward building the fund to run next month’s Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum.

THE Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum is being relaunched this year with a focus on empowering the region’s young people to change their community for the better.

Over three days from September 5, 50 teenagers 18 years of age and under will take part in the program at Waterslea.

Participants are selected in part because they want to see positive change in job outcomes and how youth are perceived in the community.

Gilmore Youth Leadership Forum chairman John Lamont said this year the forum would be opened up to youth who would be likely leaders but also others who have the potential to be community leaders.

He said the program this year would focus on youth introducing a social or business change to their community.

A number of guest speakers have been lined up to inspire the group and arm them with life-experience examples of leadership.

Among the speakers will be Bomaderry’s Darren Flanagan, who became a well-known figure after playing a role in the rescue of three miners from the Beaconsfield disaster in Tasmania in 2006.

Shoalhaven businesses that would like to support the forum, or students who would like to apply should phone Lauren Beaufils on 4421 4099 or visit gylf.org.au.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop