WODONGA’s Young Citizen of the Year gave a council-run youth leadership program seeking participants her stamp of approval.
Paralympic swimmer Ben Bramham, internationally recognised writer and social justice and equity advocate, Dr William DeJean and Australian Army Captain Cameron Alston are among the speakers locked in to help with the six-month program aimed at young leaders aged between 18 and 25 that live, work or study in Wodonga.
Young Citizen of the Year Josie Lindner, 19, participated in the program last year.
“We raised money for Wodonga Dog Rescue, ran a World Refugee Week program at a park, we also did a Red Nose Day,” she said.
She found the public speaking training one of the most valuable aspects of the program for appearances as Young Citizen of the Year.
Cr Eric Kerr is a graduate of the program.
“This program brought out the leader in me. Being surrounded by such amazing like-minded peers is an unmissable experience,” Cr Kerr said.
“Give it a go if you want to become a leader in the community or just improve your leadership skills in the workplace.”
The program is free, is out of business hours and requires a commitment of six hours a fortnight.
Applications close on March 29. For information phone youth services officer Anthony Nicholson on 6022 9703 or 0448 538 563, or email email@example.com. Forms are available at wodonga.vic.gov.au/ylp