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2018 RYLAian from Southbank

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 2 December 2018
2018 RYLAian from Southbank

Rotary Club of Southbank sponsored Grace Sheehan for this year's 2018 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). It is a residential camp unlike any other. Over seven days, participants are immersed in a program centered around  four key themes: Challenge by choice, diversity, community and time out. We give young people aged 18-25 the opportunity to step away from the distractions of their busy lives and provide the space to think about what is important to them.

Grace enjoys playing (netball, swimming) and watching sports (tennis)  She is also passionate about music where most of her family is very musically inclined so it comes pretty naturally. She has been playing the guitar for some years and enjoys traveling to different countries or going on family holidays.

Grace is a community minded teenager who has been in programs around 'social justice and community work' at her school. She went on a cultural immersion in 2017 and stayed in an Aboriginal community for a week to help them out. Not forgetting, Grace was also part of a program called "Building Bridges" where volunteers from different religious schools got together to learn about different religions and close the gap between these stereotypes to empower young people.

We hope that Grace with her family members can come to one of our meetings in 2019 to share her RYLA experience.

Author:Amritpal Singh
Tags:Club EventsLearning and DevelopmentRYLAPresident's Weekly News

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