ARARAT - A group of 15 Ararat College RISE Program students worked with the Central Grampians LLEN for 13 weeks on a community project.
Students met with CGLLEN's Engage program facilitator group and developed ideas about how to engage other young people within the community. Through the process the students learnt hands on skills and decision making around what is involved in the planning of a successful community event.
The students developed the idea of holding a drug and alcohol free event for 12 to 18 year olds. The students were responsible for all stages of planning, including budget, presale tickets and tickets at the door.
The RISE students chose to call the event, 'Dance like there is no tomorrow, Youth DJ party'. The students' dedication and commitment proved a positive outcome with their successful event taking place at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre. The students decided that all proceeds of the event would go to the Beyond Blue Foundation.
The RISE students demonstrated great commitment and enthusiasm in ensuring the success of this event and were recognised at a whole of school assembly where they presented a cheque to Central Grampians LLEN executive officer Murray Jensen.
Mr Jensen received the cheque on behalf of Beyond Blue and paid tribute to the efforts of the students in contributing to their community.