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The Canberra Raiders squad spent Friday afternoon visiting 19 schools to deliver the NRL's well-being message.

In total, the Canberra Raiders spoke to 5,500 school kids in the ACT and surrounding regions.

Raiders forward, Elliott Whitehead visited both Melba Copland Secondary School and St John Paul II College and was pleased to be able to help kids achieve their goals.

"It's great to be able to get out and share our dreams with them and get them thinking about the steps they'll need to take to achieve their dreams," Whitehead said.

NRL Development Officer Adam Kyle was pleased with the event and how the kids interacted with the message.

"It's great that we can engage with the local schools and deliver these community programs in conjunction with the Canberra Raiders," Kyle said. "Our theme for this program was well-being and the importance of feeling part of a group.

"To be able to talk to these kids before the junior rugby league season starts was really important so they could see the social and character skillsets that develop when playing a team sport like rugby league."

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