At the Linking Together Centre yesterday for some school holiday fund, BEST Employment CEO Penny Alliston-Hall, Tingha Public School 2021 captain Tytrell Munro and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Friday, 22 January 2021
AN exciting suite of creative and personal health programs aimed at inspiring life goals in Inverell’s youth are taking-off, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today urging locals to sign-up and become part of ‘Generation Amazing’.
Last year, the State Government provided BEST Employment with $52,745, through the Stronger Country Communities Fund, to conduct Generation Amazing programs at the Inverell Linking Together Centre.
Mr Marshall said ‘Gen A’ would run over two school terms this year, offering free courses in arts and physical health.
“There is no longer an excuse for young people in Inverell to say there is nothing to do in town,” Mr Marshall said.
“BEST Employment is harnessing the skills of local educators to deliver courses that give teenagers an opportunity to grow their confidence, learn new skills and realise their true potential.
“From the start of February art workshops will run on Tuesday afternoons, with participants learning a variety of different artistic techniques across different mediums.
“Fitness workshops will run on Thursdays, with those involved being given the skills and training methods to stay fit, active and healthy, with limited money and equipment.
“Our youth are our greatest asset and I hope through these courses we might see more young people engaging in their community and chasing after their dreams,” Mr Marshall.
Mr Marshall said Generation Amazing was a two-year initiative, with plans for different programs later in 2021.
“While Term 2 of the school year will eventually come to an end the fun definitely won’t, with other activities arranged including a hip-hop workshop and healthy eating program,” he said.
“BEST Employment is hoping young people from outlying areas like Tingha will get involved. BEST will transport participants from Tingha to home following the workshops, to enable ease of access.
“I encourage anyone interested to contact the Linking Together Centre for further details.”
Both initial workshops are aimed at youth 14 years and over, with workshops capped at 12 participants each.
To participate, contact the Linking Together Centre by phoning on 6722 3444 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Generation Amazing 2021 Terms 1 and 2 programs:
|Workshop||Date and time||Location|
|Art Workshop||Commencing Tuesday, 2 February, from 4-5.30pm||Linking Together Centre, 17 Wattle Place, Inverell|
|Fitness Workshop||Commencing Thursday, 4 February, from 3.45-5pm||Linking Together Centre, 17 Wattle Place, Inverell|