The 2015 Scenic Rim Youth Leadership Development Program was officially launched today with a record thirty-seven students inducted.

Former Olympian and professional development coach Selina Scoble will again lead the students through a series of interactive workshops over the coming months as part of the program to develop the leadership skills of the high school students.

Deputy Mayor Cr Virginia West and Councillors welcomed the inductees over a morning tea held at The Centre, Beaudesert.

“The program is an important part of Council’s aim to deliver relevant and appropriate projects that target the needs of young people in the Scenic Rim and provide them with essential skills to aid in their future careers,” Cr West said.

“It is incredibly satisfying to see the growth and maturity of past participants and wonderful to see some of these youth in key leadership roles in their schools and community today.”

The program this year includes students from four schools across the region: Tamborine Mountain College, Tamborine Mountain High, Boonah State High and Beaudesert State High.

“Council has responded to feedback from participating schools in recent years and has increased the program to 37 students, the most we have had to date.”

“I congratulate and welcome the 2015 youth leaders into the program, and hope they enjoy and make the most of this opportunity.”

2015 Scenic Rim Youth Leadership Development Program Participants were

Madeline Coker, Thor Wendell, Kyle Walatara and Eliza Leng

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