The academy is Curtin University’s premier undergraduate leadership program where students develop leadership skills.
It develops socially responsible graduates who have the network and skills to be immediately effective and productive.
Karawara’s Johanna Loh was one of those graduates. The 20-year-old architecture student worked with Burswood’s Youth Focus to create awareness about the prevention of youth suicide.
She and other students developed an art auction fundraising event with a target of raising $10,000, which was achieved.
‘It was so good; people were just really generous in raising money for youth focus,’ she said.
She sang the academy’s praises and said it was time well spent.
‘They prepare you for the project and all the skills of leadership, teamwork and communication are applied,’ she said
The academy will run again in Semester 2.
– Youth Focus: Developed an art auction fundraising event, to create awareness about the prevention of youth suicide. Recognised were Georgia Campbell (Manning) and Johanna Jun Yi Loh (Karawara).
– Hands with Hands: Developed an event for women in small business enterprises, to raise awareness of philanthropic franchising in the sector. Recognised were Taylor Clark (Belmont) and Dale Jordan (Rivervale)
– Edge Employment: Developed a marketing plan to create brand awareness among employers who are willing to employ people with a disability. Recognised was Tak Wai Wong (Burswood) .