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Leadership program starts for 2015

Wednesday, 11th March, 2015

Hazel Mendoza, a Year 11 student at Broken Hill High School, began the Max Potential leadership program yesterday where she hoped to learn to better manage her goals.PICTURE: Erica Visser Hazel Mendoza, a Year 11 student at Broken Hill High School, began the Max Potential leadership program yesterday where she hoped to learn to better manage her goals.PICTURE: Erica Visser

By Erica Visser


Thirteen teenagers sat down yesterday to discuss what it meant to be successful. 

It’s a difficult question for anybody but the Year 11 students decided they’d taken a step in the right direction after joining the 2015 Max Potential Program.

The leadership development program kicked off for the year at the Broken Hill Sturt Club yesterday under the guide of co-ordinator Jim Richards.

It paired the students, from Broken Hill High School, Willyama High School and Alesco Learning Centre, with a coach who would help them to reach tangible goals. 

“We’ve been thinking about success and what it means, not just chasing our own pleasure but being an authentic person,” Mr Richards said.

“By the end of the program we have focused on goal-setting, communication and community services and like to see the students with a increased self-confidence and having achieved goals with their coach.”

Gabby Nace, a marketing co-ordinator at the Democratic Club, is one of the locals who will coach a student one-on-one for the duration of the program.

“I’m new to Broken Hill so I thought it was a good opportunity to meet some of the local children in the area and offer my skills,” she said.

“I’m very strong - when I put my mind to something I do it, so I hope I can help in that way.”

Broken Hill High School student Hazel Mendoza said it was easy to become overwhelmed by the prospect of managing goals in a busy life.

“I joined because I wanted to improve my life and sort out my goals,” she said.

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