Youth Initiative Award 2018

Our Mooroolbark Community Bank® branch is pleased to announce the Jean Mitchinson Youth Initiative Award. This will be an annual award and is named in honour of the late Jean Mitchinson,  inaugural Director of Mooroolbark Community Bank®.

The award, including $2,000, is to be presented in the spirit of Jean’s commitment to our community and her passion for encouraging young people to be active in and contribute to their local community.

The nominee must...
*Be 15 to 25 years of age;
*Be nominated by a Teacher, Coach, Mentor or other individual who has worked with the nominated person in a community capacity, and recognises their potential;
*Reside in or have a close connection to the Mooroolbark and surrounding district;
*Make a positive voluntary contribution to the community for the benefit of others.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking to recognise young people who independently assess and take action on matters that are important to them. Priority will be given to those young people who:
*             demonstrates motivation;
*             demonstrates a willingness to take responsibility;
*             who has a fresh approach to creating enduring solutions to life’s challenges;
*             who seeks to improve their own lives as well as contributing to the broader community?  

Nominations will be assessed in terms of the relative capability of each application.  Download the nomination form here.