Community plans identified
Wednesday, 9th June, 2010
Max Potential students yesterday began outlining plans for their community projects which will be presented in September.
Lions Youth of the Year, Hannah Licul, is just one of the students who, with the help of her coach Courtney Malthouse, will be presenting one of the many projects.
Hannah said that one of the benefits of having Ms Malthouse coach her through her project was "having her there to always push me."
Ms Malthouse, who works for Country Energy, is helping Hannah devise a project amed at giving potential army cadets more information on the defence force.
The assignment is based on an interest Hannah would like to pursue in the future.
"I have nothing set as to what I want to do, but I'd like to enter the defence force," she said.
While the coaches help the students during the sessions, coaches also get taught themselves, said Max Potential's project manager Kirsten Brumby.
"And it really benefits them too because they can take what they learn back into their workplace," Ms Brumby said.
Eighteen students from the Broken Hill and Willyama high schools and Menindee Central School have been taking part in the program aimed at teaching students about leadership.
Ms Brumby said that the students had a diverse range of projects that they were drawing up.
"We have one student setting up a self esteem exercise day for year 10s and 11s, as well as another going into a retirement village for the day to learn about the past and lessons those people have learnt."
Students have already engaged in at least five sessions with their coaches since early this year, with each being held at the city's various clubs.