Nominations for Upper Hunter youth, aged 16 to 23, are invited from Young Endeavour scheme sponsors, schools, community and sporting groups for this adventure of a lifetime on a tall ship. Nominations close Friday 12 August 2016.
Council is seeking sponsorship from businesses and community groups to contribute toward the $30,000 cost of six berths on the tall ship. The young people nominated by their community to be in the draw for a berth also contribute through fundraising. The names of three girls and three boys will be drawn at a special dinner, for sponsors and the nominees, to be held later this year.
Council has supported this program with the help of the Upper Hunter community since 1998 and around 70 young people have already taken part.
There are three levels of sponsorship: Gold ($1000 and over), Silver ($250 to $999) and Bronze (up to $249). Gold sponsors are able to nominate two young people and Silver sponsors are entitled to one nomination for the Young Endeavour Scheme. Nominations are also invited from schools, sporting groups, community groups and services for a fee of $60.
The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme aims to provide young Australians with a unique, challenging and inspirational experience which increases their self-awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills and creates a strong sense of community responsibility.
Emily Towler, who took part in the Upper Hunter Shire Council Young Endeavour Scheme in 2015/ 2016 is encouraging other young people to get involved.
“Young Endeavour is something I highly recommend to anyone looking for adventure, growing their skills in teamwork or advancing their knowledge,” she said.
“I learned many things which have allowed me to grow as a person.”
Follow this link for more nomination and sponsorship information and forms.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
02 6540 1100
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.