Change is inevitable — but what kind of world do our next generation of young leaders want to live in, and how will they play a role in making it happen?
In our second annual special report on Tomorrow’s Leaders, we asked school captains across the length and breadth of metropolitan Melbourne: What action will you take to make a difference in your community?
Captains of 216 schools responded, and the thought provoking and inspiring words of those from our local schools was published in a special edition of Moonee Valley Leader paper, edition March 25th.
A representative group of 26 of these young leaders gathered with us at State Parliament recently to extrapolate on their thoughts and meet Premier Dan Andrews, who took the time to offer them some encouraging words to forge their own path as they prepare to take on the world.
One of the the most inspiring observations from this gathering was how easily these confident young people networked with each other, despite never having met.
It reminds us great leaders are also great communicators.
Amy Hoang, 17 and Sam Nicholls, 17 Buckley Park College Captains, share thier dreams and aspirations.
As school captains, we have big aspirations as to how we can help our community, by using the platform we have been given.
Our generation, living in the 21st century, has grown up with technology around us as forms of communication, education as well as advancements all around the world. We would like to make use of such technology to encourage, empower and communicate with everyone in the school’s community, from students to teachers and others outside of the school walls, and work together to endorse their ideas that allow us to constantly improve our community.
In 2020, we are living in a time of change, where people feel more free to express their feelings, whether that be about sexuality, mental health, etc. To us, our aspirations for the future are to continue this trend where we live in an open environment, where people can freely express their identity.
Every year, more members of our community are able to express their thoughts, views, and feelings, and this is truly a leap forward .
Our aspirations for the future are to continue this trend where we live in an open environment, where people can freely express their identity.