Get on board the Young Endeavour
THE sails have been set and the lines furled on a new scheme to send a lucky Bundaberg youth on the journey of a lifetime.
Young people have been encouraged to nominate for a coveted place on the Young Endeavour ship, as it sails up the east coast from Bundaberg to Mackay in July.
The chosen deckhand would help sail the square-rigged vessel, trying their hand at helming, navigation, working aloft, rope handling and ship command.
Bundaberg Regional Council has joined with commercial sponsors Bundaberg Sugar, the Ulton Group and Bundaberg East Rotary to secure one lucky youth a spot on the Young Endeavour.
Community groups are urged to nominate a young person aged between 16 and 23 for inclusion in a ballot, with entries closing March 22.
Bundaberg Regional Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said the Young Endeavour scheme presented a unique opportunity for up-and-coming Bundaberg citizens to share an exhilarating experience.
“This will be a unique, challenging and inspirational experience that increases self-awareness, develops teamwork and leadership, and creates a strong sense of community responsibility,” she said.
Favourable consideration will be given to candidates who actively volunteer in their community, are actively recognised as role models or are socially or economically marginalised.
Mrs Pyefinch encouraged all interested to visit the council office to pick up a booklet outlining selection criteria.
“I’m sure there are many worthy young people in our region and we encourage community groups and organisations to nominate them for this unique opportunity,” she said.
Those interested in the opportunity can call Heidi Mason or Melinda Shield at Bundaberg Regional Council on 1300 883 699.