Youth Leadership Summit participants with ''The Don'' in the centre, Joel Peasey, trust chairman and ASB business manager. Photo by Rhys Smith.
Young leaders of tomorrow are testing their mettle in the
latest youth leadership summit organised by the Wakatipu
Eighteen young people aged 14 to 17 in three teams are in
their third week of the seven-week course, funded by the
Ministry of Youth Development.
Trust team leader Jacqui Moir said the programme was in the
style of the reality television show The Apprentice,
where a ''prominent community leader'' gives the teams a task
to complete and compete in the offices of Anderson Lloyd
Lawyers each week.
The ''Donald Trump'' figure testing the teens so far in the
programme has been Joel Peasey, trust chairman and ASB
Members take turns to act as project leader and the teams are
judged by three competitors from last year's summit; Millie
Aitkins, Trent Hall and Ella Van der Geest, plus the mentor.
''We will be growing young leaders by offering them
information and skills and the opportunities to put into
practice those new-found skills,'' Ms Moir said.
The young leaders include Jacqui Bell, Bella Bollinger,
Victoria Boult, Chris Conroy, Jacob Flanagan, Rosie Glover,
Monique Hannagan, Hebe Hilhorst, Ben Hull, Sophie Lake, Dylan
O'Connor, Rebekah Paul, James Ramsey, Zoe Richards, Alyssa
Vandegeer and Jamie Waaka.