New initiative to support talented students and develop future leaders

New initiative to support talented students and develop future leaders

Students across Australia are increasingly aware of the world we live in and becoming keen participants in shaping the future they want to live in.

This new generation of young minds are actively pursuing their passion and making a difference, from developing initiatives to help those in need to taking steps to promote sustainable living.

To recognise and support these talented students, leading education payment provider Edstart has launched the ‘Edstart Achievement Award Program’. The program is open to primary and secondary school students with an aim to encourage our future innovators, creators, leaders and role models to continue to make a positive impact on the world.

Edstart CEO Jack Stevens said the Edstart Achievement Awards Program recognises students with talent who want to pursue their passion outside the traditional academic categories, in areas that are critical skillsets for tomorrow’s leaders.

“It provides them with an opportunity to take a project or initiative they've been wanting to embark on and make it a reality,” Stevens told The Educator.

“We encourage school leaders who are looking for new ways to inspire global citizenship and innovative thinking in their students to motivate them to nominate for the Program”.

Students can nominate for an award in one of six categories including technology and innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, arts, sport, and social impact. Winners will receive an award from Edstart as well as a $1,500 grant to fund a project, initiative or training related to their category.

“As adults it can be easy to get a little bit downcast about the future. What I’m most excited about is flipping that script around to showcase the extraordinary talent of our young people out there,” Stevens said.