Mandela Inspires Australia's Future Leaders to Unleash Their Potential at Leadership Forum

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More than 150 high school students from across Australia will converge at the 6th National Leadership Camp on Monday 7 July for four days to unleash their leadership potential and discuss key youth issues. NLC is high impact, four-day intensive leadership development program organised by Rising Generations, a not-for-profit youth leadership development organisation, and endorsed by the Australian Government's Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, for young Australians aged between 14 and 18 with high leadership potential. The theme for this year's camp is 'Take A Stand'.

As Nelson Mandela celebrates his birthday and encourages others to continue to take a stand for peace and other such worthy causes, his words continue to inspire the next generation of leaders at the Australian National Leadership Camp (NLC) on the Northern Beaches, Sydney early next week.

Mandela's famous words, "Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that great generation," will inspire and motivate more than 150 high school students from across Australia as they converge at the 6th National Leadership Camp on Monday 7 July for four days to unleash their leadership potential and discuss key youth issues.

NLC is high impact, four-day intensive leadership development program organised by Rising Generations, a not-for-profit youth leadership development organisation, and endorsed by the Australian Government's Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, for young Australians aged between 14 and 18 with high leadership potential. The theme for this year's camp is 'Take A Stand'.

Bec Heinrich, CEO of Rising Generations, says there are more than 150 students across Australia who will be attending this year's camp, from all States including Northern Territory, Western Australian and Tasmania.

"NLC is a fantastic opportunity for students from all around Australia to rise up and be that great generation Nelson Mandela has called us to be and participate in an interactive, challenging and dynamic leadership forum to develop their leadership abilities and empower them to help create a better school and community environment," said Bec.

"We are excited to have students come from a range of backgrounds; cultural, schools and remote locations like Sanderson in the Northern Territory, Darch in WA and Penguin near Launceston in Tasmania," she said.

NLC will be held at Collaroy Conference Centre, Collaroy Beach, Sydney, from 7- 10 July, 2008. The program includes inspiring keynote speakers from Australian leaders including The Hon Mike Baird, State Member for Many and Shadow Minister for Finance, Energy, Commerce and Youth Affairs, MTV Host; Maz Compton, Australian Basketball Paralympian, Tina McKenzie, Brett Murray; Founder of D.A.R.E Operations, the voice of Blinky Bill and motivational speaker; Robyn Moore and business man John Peberdy; CEO of ANSVAR Insurance. There will also be workshops focusing on key youth issues and skill development areas, and outdoor recreational activities aimed at encouraging personal development.

For more information on NLC 2008 and Rising Generations visit http://www.risinggenerations.org.au.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Bec Heinrich on 0414 891 736.

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