TWENTY youths will flex their leadership skills by partnering with 20 organisations to make the most community impact they can, starting with $20 in their pockets.
The ‘2020 Vision Project’ will give each leader $20 in their pocket to innovatively think of ways to multiply the money and support community organisations through various enterprise models.
The idea comes from the community youth group ‘the Field Trip’ who encourage young people to become leaders through educational experiences.
The Field Trip is inviting 20 young people aged between nine and 16 to participate in the project.
Twelve youths have already enrolled in the project.
The project enables young leaders to integrate with community organisations, interact with people from all ages and think innovatively.
Field Trip co-founder Paul Kooperman said Southern Mitchell Rotary Club were partnering with the organisation to promote the event.
“The project will challenge young people, and will be great for intergenerational connections in the community,” he said.
Young people from across Victoria are invited to participate, with the first meeting kicking off on Sunday February 16 at Wallan Future Hub.
“It’s a fresh new approach to kids as entrepreneurs, kids as mentors, kids as teachers and community leaders,” Mr Kooperman said.
“The program will run for 20 weeks starting February 16. Kids will be matched with community organisations at the first meeting. “
More information can be found at thefieldtrip.co/2020vision.