Bulldogs Leadership Program to Create Opportunity for Teens

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Friday, 9 March, 2018 - 09:45

Moorabool Shire Councils Youth Services team have partnered with the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation in a program targeting young people aged 14-16 years.  The Western Bulldogs Leadership Program is a dynamic youth leadership program delivered by the Western Bulldogs Football Club Community Foundation in partnership with Councils. The project uses the Western Bulldogs Football Club as a vehicle to inspire, educate and mentor leaders for social change in Victoria’s West by providing nominated young people an exciting range of life, civic and sports experiences in which to learn and develop from.

The program is designed to be flexible with needs of the community we work with and is open to young people aged between 14-16, both male and females, emerging leaders and representative from a cross section of the community. The primary outcomes of the project are:

  • Development of social leaders
  • Increase in self-esteem and self-worth
  • Heightened awareness of the world around up
  • Sense of group identity
  • Increased engagement within the local community

A key component of the Western Bulldogs Leadership Project is the delivery of the Community Leadership Project

On Friday 2 March the team headed to Ballarat with Councillor John Keogh and Young Citizen of the Year, Corey Williams for an opportunity to take photos for the promotion of the leadership program in our local community and to meet some of the players.

A huge shout out to local business who have come onboard to financially support a young person’s participation in the program.

Major sponsors include:

  • Bacchus Marsh Community Bendigo Bank
  • Shane Cook Homes
  • Rayner First National Real Estate
  • Bacchus Marsh Coaches (Coach Tours of Australia)
  • Western Screens, Blinds and Awnings
  • Keemin Electrical Solutions (Solahart)
  • The Moorabool News

Other local business’s supporting the program:

  • What Knot’s
  • Bacchus Marsh Newsagent
  • Jeff Jones

Nominations have now closed and the program kicks off with a parent and participant information evening on Tuesday 20 March.

For more information on the project contact Sharon McArthur, Manager Child Youth & Family Services on 53 66 7100.

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Friday, 9 March, 2018 - 09:42