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For young people, by young people - Gen-i!

Gen-i participants hard at work.Friday 30 September 2016

“By young people for young people” is the essence of a new social enterprise created by Gen-i young leaders that aims to assist local young people build their skills and find job opportunities.

Gen-i is a youth led project run by Bega Valley Shire Council in collaboration with Community Training Partnerships around the themes of empowering, motivating and inspiring Eden’s youth community.

Recently, Gen-i young leaders visited businesses to pitch their ideas, a great sharing of experience that goes both ways.

The support of the Eden Chamber of Commerce has been strong and gratefully received by the 12 young people taking part in Gen-i. 

Gen-i young leaders are now looking for support and sponsorship for two new projects that will bring the whole community together; an outdoor movie event at Cocora Beach and the Gen-i T shirt.

Local businesses and community organisations can get involved and show their support by sharing their skills to help plan the outdoor movie event or by sponsoring the Gen-i T shirt which promotes the program. Sponsors will have their logo printed on the sleeves of each T shirt.

The money raised will flow into ongoing programs by young people for young people.

The students would love to come and pitch their idea to gain your support!

For further information, contact the Gen-i team at Gen.i.project2551@gmail.com or Emma Stewart, Youth Engagement Officer at estewart@begavalley.nsw.gov.au or via mobile 0432 073 741.

Photograph: Gen-i participants hard at work

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