Two Souths Cares student formed part of a sixty-four person contingent of young, Indigenous students who recently attended the All Stars Indigenous Youth Summit held in conjunction with the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars clash on the Gold Coast.
The All Stars Indigenous Youth Summit enables participants to interact with other young leaders through a series of workshops, activities and discussions. Participants will continue developing skills that allow them to become strong leaders within their respective communities.
Souths Cares Mentor, Rhys Wesser, said that Brittney and Aaron Simpson – both students from Alexandria Park Community School – were nominated by the Souths Cares team to participate in the week-long event.
“The students travelled to the Gold Coast to participate in a 4-day education, cultural and aspirational experience culminating in their attendance at the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game,” said Rhys.
“This was a great opportunity for the students to meet their sixty-two contemporaries from around the State as well as Queensland and Victoria.
“Brittney and Aaron have consistently demonstrated their leadership ability and for them to participate the recent Youth Summit will only help them along on their journey.”
The mentor said that to be eligible to attend the Youth Summit candidates had to have a proven record in leadership with the school and broader community.
To qualify nominees had to demonstrate:
• Leadership and involvement in school and community activities;
• Committment to the attainment of school studies and employment; and
• High attendance at school.
Souths Cares General Manager, Brock Schaefer, said Souths Cares were pleased to support Aaron and Brittney’s participation at the Summit.
“When students demonstrate the qualities they have and maintain a positive outlook, it is only right that those qualities should be nurtured and developed,” he said.
“That’s what Souths Cares does in the community – we’re all about students staying healthy, completing their education and moving successfully into further education and employment.
“Recognising and rewarding Aaron and Brittney’s achievements at school and the community, reinforces those positive messages not only to them but to all members of community.”