08 April 2016
This week is National Youth Week and at Cancer Council SA we are proud of the different ways that younger members of the local community choose to support Cancer Council in the fight to beat cancer.
Meet one of our incredible Youth Ambassadors
Charlotte Rayner is one of our amazing Youth Ambassadors from last year’s program.
Charlotte organised a SunSmart awareness event for primary school students, informing more than 500 people about the importance of skin protection and healthy eating.
Charlotte was also involved in hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea which raised over $3000 and she spoke at her school assembly to over 300 students about the impact that cancer has in the local community and her involvement in Cancer Council’s Youth Ambassador Project.
Charlotte joined the program in the hope of contributing to cancer research and also developing her leadership skills in the process.
“I’ll take everything I learnt in these workshops, including the tips from the inspiring guest speakers, and use it for the rest of my life,” she said.
Such was the impact that Charlotte made through her incredible work as a Youth Ambassador, she was recognised on Australia Day as the City of Marion Young Citizen of the Year. We are so proud to have wonderful Ambassadors, like Charlotte and her fellow 2015 graduates, by our side.
It’s young people like Charlotte, and the many others involved in our Youth Ambassador Project, that increase my confidence that we will achieve our vision of a cancer free future.
Youth Ambassadors are leading the way
Since the inception of this program, passionate young South Australians have been helping to beat cancer through developing skills and knowledge to make a difference in their local comm
Cancer Council’s Youth Ambassador Project provides high school students with professional leadership training and the opportunity to put their new skills to the test through a series of activities.
These young people play an integral role in educating people of all ages about the risk factors associated with cancer, the support available to people affected by cancer and how we can work together to help beat cancer.
It is inspring that not only do we have the medical professionals and researchers fighting against cancer, but we also have these young people coming through that are passionate about making a difference in their local community.
I am more confident than ever that we will beat cancer.
Cancer Council SA