FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mark Bloodworth 0407 852 555 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Growth Project – Collingwood, VICTORIA
The Growth Project is building gardens in the Collingwood housing commission estate as it’s first community initiative. Established to give predominantly South Sudanese Australian boys from a local basketball club an opportunity to showcase leadership in their local community, The ‘Garden Build Day’ will start in Campbell St Collingwood at 10 AM this Thursday January 24.
The boys in a very short time have attracted support from a T-shirt printing company, a Jim’s Mowing franchisee, a land development firm, Bunnings and a local Law practice, not to mention many people and businesses wanting to host events that will stimulate the boys development further. Meeting weekly in the local MacDonalds store the boys have planned this event during their school holidays. They are keen to show that kids from an African heritage are positive contributors to Australian culture and values. By having a go and making a difference they are building valuable experience and skills that they want to use to work at after school jobs and build toward a successful career.
Mark Bloodworth created the project while participating in a Landmark leadership program. Part of the coursework was to create a project that benefits the community. Landmark is an international training and development company, who is known for offering their flagship course The Landmark Forum (www.landmarkworldwide.com).
“I’ve coached these kids and they are awesome young men,” Bloodworth said. “When I had the opportunity to create a project that could showcase their talents, and help others get involved to support their growth, I jumped at it!”
The event is being sponsored by Lifeblood Performance. For more information, call 0407 852 555 or visit www.thegrowthproject.info