Take Charge! 2013

Riverina youth … get motivated, feel inspired, be a leaders and Take Charge!

The first Take Charge Leadership Forum was held on Friday 23 August at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Over 120 students attended the Forum along with 15 teachers and 15 guest speakers, mentors and Council staff. Students heard from guest speakers such as:

  1. Dominic Mortimer - founded Kids2Kids charity at age 12
  2. Laticia Gibson - from becoming a national TV reporter for Channel Seven's Today Tonight aged 23, to living in London working for the BBC, Laticia relocated to Lockhart where she founded Blue Clay Productions.
  3. Sarah Groves who spoke about her Rotary Youth Exchange trip to Denmark.
  4. A Q&A session was held with Dominic, Laticia and also the workshop presenters Scott, Julie and Moira.

Interactive Workshops were held throughout the day and included:

  1. Who's who at the zoo (the process of local, state and federal politics) - Julie Briggs, REROC
  2. Connect the dots (how to use social media for good) - Scott Howie, Eastern Riverina Arts
  3. Using traditional media - Moira Shields, ABC Radio Riverina

Centennial held hip hop workshops throughout the day. Participants had 3 sessions with Centennial before putting together everything that was learnt throughout the day in the final 4th session. To see some of the hip hop moves from the day, view our video which gives an overview of the Take Charge Forum.


The project was funded by the NSW Government through Youth Opportunities. The best way to stay in touch with all the YouthROC news is on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TakeChargeRiverina – and make sure you tell your friends about it!

You can also find out more from REROC’s Youth and Communities contact, Kylie Dunstan, on kdunstan@reroc.com.au or 0437 863 426.