The highly respected Club Mudgee Max Potential program has commenced its 14th year recently with the introduction workshop kicking off the 22-week youth leadership and development journey.
Fourteen young adults from the region's four high schools - Kandos, Gulgong, and Mudgee high schools, and St Matthew's Catholic School - met their volunteer community coach who will support them throughout the program.
Lucy Campbell from MHS delivered a 'Welcome to Country' and 2020 was underway for the participants as a group, after the 14 community coaches participated in two days of coaching training leading up to the workshop.
The young adults started work on setting a personal goal and reflected on what they would like to achieve in the program. Later in the year they'll complete a personal expression and undertake a community service project of their choice.
And also have the option to gain a Certificate I in active volunteering.
"The young adults and volunteer community coaches participated in the workshop with positive and collaborative mindsets," Damian Walsh, Max Potential Mudgee program manager, said.
"There was a real sense of teamwork and fun in the group activities.
"We are looking forward to another successful year culminating in our gala Showcase at Club Mudgee on July 31."
The program is funded by sponsorship from Club Mudgee and local businesses.
"At Max Potential we value the support of local businesses with many also providing volunteer coaches," Damian noted.
"These local businesses recognise the personal development that their staff gain from the program. We are fortunate to have committed sponsors, most of which have been involved for many years."