May 2014 Newsletter

  ABCN wins two Global Best Awards

ABCN has won two Global Best Awards for the Australia and Oceania region for the Focus Women’s Leadership and ParraNormal programs.

Initiated by Minter Ellison Lawyers, Focus was piloted in 2012 to offer leadership development to female students. It quickly expanded with 29 programs running across Australia in 2013 – and there are now more than 35 scheduled in 2014. The popularity and demand for this program combined with outstanding feedback and evaluation results, demonstrate real need for a young women’s leadership program of this type. We are proud that our newest core program has already gained such recognition with this award.

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KPMG Pirates of the Caribbean

Earlier this year, KPMG invited four of ABCN’s partner schools to produce 51 individually designed t-shirts that would be worn by KPMG partners and guests for the Property Industry Fund (PIF) fundraising sailing regatta – an annual race that aims to support homeless youth.

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Michael Mankin

Where are they now?

For Michael Mankin, who participated in the ABCN GOALS program in 2006, the experience was nothing short of enriching.

Michael attended Lurnea High School near Liverpool in South West Sydney...

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Inaugural Scholarship Foundation Winners, NSW

Inaugural scholars off to a great start

It’s a busy year for the ABCN Scholarship Foundation’s inaugural scholars. As well as embarking on Year 11, they will be working with their mentors on their goals, attending a Leadership Summit in Sydney and celebrating with this year’s scholarship winners at various corporate events around Australia.

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ABCN Student Recruitment Flyer. Original artwork by Ben Ricciardiello and Harrison Earl, graduates of the ParraNormal program.