Youth Leadership Challenge applications now available!

The Windeward Bound Trust and Rotary Club of Hobart are excited to announce the release of mentor applications for the 2015 Youth Leadership Challenge! We’d like to thank our program sponsors, Dick Smith Foods and Tall Ships Voyaging Fund, for helping to make this year’s voyage possible, as well as the Migrant Resource Centre of Southern Tasmania who provides program support.

This program, now in its fourth year, is a ten-day youth development voyage aboard STV Windeward Bound involving 20 Tasmanian youth aged 15 to 18 -- ten positive Tasmanian mentors, and ten New Tasmanians from refugee backgrounds. This program promotes understanding, inclusiveness, and community by bringing together young people of vastly different backgrounds, and giving them the opportunity to connect and grow with one another in the unique environment of a traditional sailing ship! 

This year’s voyage will take place December 11th – 20th 2015, inclusive, and we are seeking applications from 15-18 year old Tasmanians with leadership experience and an interest in creating a more inclusive Tasmanian community. As usual, each mentor will be required to fundraise $1,500 in order to support the participation of one New Tasmanian. We encourage all eligible youth to apply, regardless of their financial resources. Applicants can approach their local Rotary Club for sponsorship, and a limited number of financial hardship partial scholarships will also be made available.

Applications must be completed and returned to Stephanie Katz at windewardbound@gmail.com by 31st July. Applications will be reviewed through the month of August and selectees announced in early September.