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Indigenous Youth Summit

Canberra Raiders were proud to have participants Meah Murray; Tjanara Flick-Booth; Riley Weeks and Joshua Standingford attend the 2018 Indigenous Youth Summit as part of the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League celebrations. Since returning from the week-long camp we have managed to catch up with Meah and Tjanara to share their experience and impact of such a cultural gathering. It is great to see the development of young leaders within the community. The students are part of the NRL School to Work program; a program which is supported by the Canberra Raiders and the Australian Federal Government. This continued support goes a long way toward helping close the gap and empower Indigenous Communities. School to Work Project Officer; Justin Church; was so proud to hear of the positive feedback he received from each of the students and the way they contributed to such a successful leadership camp. Riley Weeks current students of the School to Work program shared with us his thoughts on what the week meant to him. 'The summit was such a memorable week for me. The confidence and knowledge I've gained by attending the Youth Summit I feel many opportunities will open up for me. I am very grateful to everyone at the National Rugby League; Mirri Mirri and the School to Work Program'.