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Potential showcased

Monday, 6th September, 2010

* Functions Co-ordinator for Club Legion, Pauline Elston (left) was April Demery's coach and mentor. April organised a fitness class for the PCYC with the aim of raising funds to support it. * Functions Co-ordinator for Club Legion, Pauline Elston (left) was April Demery's coach and mentor. April organised a fitness class for the PCYC with the aim of raising funds to support it.

Max Potential participants delivered their final projects at a Showcase Expo held at Club Legion Club recently.

The successful program began in March, for its second year.
Max Potential is a leadership program that brings together people from the community who coach young adults and help them look at their ideas for success and achieving their goals. It is funded by Clubs NSW.
Each student had a coach to help them learn about leadership and the community and complete a community project.
When the program began six months ago, co-ordinator Kirsten Brumby said there was no real criteria to Max Potential.
"The students just have to be open to looking at how they think and attitudes to personal leadership," Ms Brumby said.
The program brought together Year 10 and 11 students and one year 12 student from Willyama High, BH High and Menindee High.
In April the project manager, Wayne Deeth, said Max Potential was good for the benefits of using leadership, meeting new people and having fun.
The Showcase Expo was about creating conversations that allowed members of the public to understand the learning that has taken place in the lives of the young participants involved.
Each of the 18 students set up a "booth" to display their project and inform locals about what had taken place over the past six months.
During the Showcase, testimonials from the coaches and students were given.
Max Potential connects young people with other leaders in their local community. This gives young adults the opportunity to work with someone who shows an interest in their future.

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