Young leaders ready to take action

IF enthusiasm can change the world then the Coffs Coast is in good hands.

After three days of attending OzGREEN’s Youth Lead Australia congress, more than 40 local youths are keen to make a difference to the way we all lead our lives.

Jetty High student Liana Curzon said it was wonderful sharing ideas with other young people.

“It’s very powerful to work with others and work out action plans,” Liana said.

For Jaci Newland, from Woolgoolga, realising there were others who thought like her was a good feeling.

“I arrived thinking it would only be a small group but then saw there were lots of young people on the same side,” she said.

And Burundi-born Ada Petronila-Senkindi enjoyed learning to work as part of a team.

The congress has been networking via Skype and Facebook, with 18 locations nationally and five internationally.

OzGREEN co-founder Col Lennox said while many young people felt concern for the planet, there was often no peer support.

“When they come to the congress, they feel connected and after three days they are talking more powerfully ... they are ready to go out and be leaders,” he said.

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