As the Max Potential program gears up for its 15th year in the Mudgee Region, it's secured support from the project owners of the new Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, CWP Renewables.
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The 22-week program pairs volunteer community coaches with students from Kandos, Gulgong, and Mudgee high schools and St Matthew's, to help them to grow their individual potential allowing for more opportunities for the future.
And CWP Renewables felt that the program was worthy of their support from the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm sponsorship fund, due to its ability to encourage innovation and community participation.
CEO Jason Willoughby, said while visiting Mudgee recently, that "due to the significant achievements of students that participate in the Max Potential program and how it provides the students with an excellent chance to become strong community leaders and additionally, giving them the confidence they need to develop and secure future opportunities is worthy of CWP's support".
"This program certainly is a positive initiative for Mudgee region," he said.
Twenty directors, executive staff and corporate partners were able to visit the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, as it nears completion.
After a successful and enjoyable tour of the wind farm they were able to hold their company director's meeting at The Olive Nest 1838 winery where they were presented with information of the Max Potential program by volunteer community coach, Bruce Roberts, who spoke to the benefits of the program.
Bruce will be a community coach for the third year in a row in 2021. And he discussed the benefits of the program for the young adult's growth and the innovative ideas they continue to produce.
"It was great to see the program continue this year throughout COVID, although it had to be delivered in a virtual context," he said.
"The students had to provide a community recovery project for post COVID-19. It was brilliant to see what ideas the students could come up with."
CWP Renewables new operations facility manager, Brad Jachmann, is aspiring to be a coach for the program next year and possibly for future years as part of the ongoing support from CWP Renewables and the Crudine Ridge wind farm.
"I see this program would be a valuable experience for the student to be supported to grow and develop," he said.
"Max Potential is a very worthy recipient of our sponsorship and it is wonderful that so many local businesses contribute and support such an innovative program."
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