Teen out to make a change in her community
A STUDENT from Centenary Heights is going the extra mile to make a difference in Toowoomba.
Amy Parker is part of the University of Southern Queensland's Change Makers program, which invests in young people who have shown the potential and commitment to make change in their community.
The year 11 student pitched her Clean Up Kearney event to the USQ program and took home a $500 grant to host the day on October 25.
"Litter and rubbish decrease the quality of Kearneys Spring Park for school cross-country events, touch football, softball and general use from the community.
"This is a problem as the rubbish makes it way into the waterways and decreases the health of the aquatic life and other animals inhabiting the area," Ms Parker said.
The 16-year-old said she hoped to see plenty of support on the day.
"The park is an important part of the community and the only way we can sustain it is if we all give a helping hand," Ms Parker said.
The clean-up day is on Saturday, October 25 at Kearneys Spring from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
A barbecue will be available for those involved and motivated to clean up and make a difference in the area.
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