A New Energy! 2018 was a year of positive change and growth for both staff and students of the Power Team!
During the year we saw the arrival of many new faces, who brought with them a refreshing energy and an eagerness to become involved in all aspects of the program. This enthusiasm both impressed and excited the staff on the Power Team, who were involved in the experience of working with these young people.
Whilst the new-found energy from these boys was great to see, we also observed some of our more familiar faces strive with determination towards their upcoming completion of programs and pending transitions into other settings. The maturity shown by the boys in looking forward to what would be next in their lives was very pleasing to see.
“Crocodiles, Waterfalls, Rainforests, Culture and Beaches Here we Come!”
A major highlight of the year was the much anticipated camp, which took the team on an interstate adventure to tropical Cairns – a well-earned reward for commitment shown to the program by so many young people.
How did we find the money to get to Cairns? Hard work and commitment is the answer! At the beginning of the final term of the year, the boys were set the challenge to raise money with all proceeds directed towards the end of year camp. Challenge accepted!
The boys decided that a fundraising drive was necessary and therefore launched the ‘Power-Up’ breakfast. This saw the boys create a logo, design advertising posters, build a menu and finally produce and deliver quality food. Orders were made by staff from around the agency and Bosco College and the boys proudly delivered the freshly made breakfast to them on Friday mornings.
The final product was very impressive and ensured staff who placed orders from across the agency and Bosco College, were left feeling highly satisfied with their Friday ‘Power-Up’ brekkie.
This process was a great learning experience for these young people who were able to gain some insight into what it is like to run a business. They also developed many different skills (both practical and social) along the way.
In addition to learning new skills and having an enjoyable time while doing it, the boys were successful in raising the money needed for their upcoming camp. Seeing the boys pitch in and work together as a team towards a common goal was great.
Congratulations to all the boys on both their individual and group achievements throughout the year. To those who have moved on, we wish you well in your future endeavours and we are keen to hear about your future successes. To those who have returned in the New Year, we hope you enjoyed the break and we look forward to continuing the journey with you this year.