BLOG: Youth Co-Chair reflections - Alex
25 September 2012
I was one of five youth co-chairs at Challenge 2012.
Summing the day for me, I would use the words inspirational and life changing.
It was a great feeling to be among so many likeminded people, and also to see those in the peak of their careers actively commit to making it possible for young people to be given the knowledge and support in order to aspire to and reach the same levels in life, regardless of their socio-economic background.
I hope that they stand by those commitments made.
I was also able to represent my organisation Fully Focused. I found it incredibly humbling to be on a panel as part of the activity "How to build a vision and strategy for your organisation” as we discussed Fully Focused's vision and how we are developing our strategy in order to see that vision realised.
Taking part in Challenge 2012 has reiterated to me the fact that it doesn't take big organisations and government to make a change, but that each and every one of us are capable of making measurable change. I sincerely hope this was a sentiment felt by all those who took part in the day’s events and that they take up the challenge of making that change, whether that be in one person's life or an entire classroom's.
Meeting the other Youth Co-Chair members was an experience I cannot yet put into words, but to quote another youth co-chair member, Michael Ghany: "I think this could be the start of something big".
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