New round of local students start Max Potential program

Posted on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

This year’s Max Potential Canterbury-Bankstown leadership program kicked off with an Introduction Breakfast and Workshop held at the Terrace Bar at Canterbury League Club.

The program welcomed 13 new young adults from Canterbury Boys High, Kingsgrove North High and Sir Joseph Banks High School.

Max Potential is a leadership development program aimed at young adults who are matched with local community coaches. Over the course of 22 weeks young adults learn skills which maximise their potential by encouraging individual growth and cultivation of a healthy attitude to life. The program culminates with a final community project which addresses local issues researched by young participants and ways they can work to improve it.

Some of the community projects that were presented at the 2014 Max Potential Showcase included a literacy program for primary students, a lunchtime/afterschool program for primary students using superheroes to help them understand the characteristics of leadership, a recycling education program teaching primary students how to separate recyclables and non-recyclables, and visits to St Basil’s Nursing Home In Lakemba to spend time with their residents.

Canterbury is a major sponsor of this year’s Max Potential program with a donation of $25,000 which will be used to train three mentors and cover program costs including the monthly workshop groups.

“Canterbury has been a supporter of Max Potential within the Canterbury-Bankstown area since its inception and it is exciting to see new students putting their hands up to develop their leadership skills. The program will be a tremendous asset to these young adults as it sets them on a positive path into the future,” said Greg Bygraves, General Manager, Sales & Marketing of Canterbury League Club.