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Macarthur's Youth Shine with Potential
Young people are our future and we’re tapping that potential – to the max.
Campbelltown Catholic Club is again supporting Max Potential, a youth leadership development program that connects local community leaders with aspiring young leaders. Built on coaching, goals, and the tools needed to make a difference, this year’s program will climax with a Grand Showcase at THE CUBE on Tuesday 5 September from 5pm to 7pm. In the meantime, we got a sneak peek as to how the young people, drawn from local schools, are handling the challenge as they delivered personal progress updates in a packed Phillip Room function.
Sammie Gimbert, in Year 11 at Airds High School, added a tasty touch to her presentation with a cake she baked to symbolise her progress. “My personal goal is to make my friends feel more valued in my life, and my community goal is too provide some help for the homeless,” she said. “The cake explains my journey through Max Potential – the dark colours at the bottom represent how I felt at the beginning, and the bright colours show I’m feeling right now.” Coaching her is Amanda Barnes of John M Daly & Associates, a surveying and engineering company in Campbelltown, and she is thrilled by the two-way nature of the program. “I’m learning from Sammie, too, because she has made so much progress through these tools that were using, and I’m applying them to my life as well.”
Project Manager Dee Joma said this year’s program has 24 young people and 24 community coaches learning leadership principles. Among the audience on Tuesday were proud teachers and other supporters, including Club Board Member Mary Ellen Bland and Roger Cubitt, our Chief Financial Officer.
Sammie Gimbert of Airds High School with her coach, Amanda Barnes of John M Daly & Associates, about to tuck into Sammi’s tasty piece of symbolism.