YOUNG people living in the central Victorian shires of Mount Alexander,
Macedon Ranges and Greater Bendigo will greatly benefit from the formation
of a new not-for-profit group focused on youth development. The recently
formed ‘XtremeInc’ was established as a direct response
to a need to build better communities by engaging young people in performing
and visual arts.
Students, parents and teachers who are involved with the central Victorian
based Movement Zone Dance School identified the need for a new youth
group. According to the school’s director and newly elected XtremeInc
chairperson Sarah Cook, this newly formed incorporated body is all about
bridging the gap between youth and community.
“We need better systems in place to help young people grow and
learn, and in my experience, the arts can offer roles in performance,
organisation and mentoring – while promoting awareness about issues
such as good health, fitness and positive body image. It’s all
about creating the right environment.” Through event-driven youth
performances, Sarah’s dance school has offered opportunities for
many young people, including those who may not have been able to be
involved due to the impact of social, economic, cultural and educational
XtremeInc is calling for philanthropic, government, community and business
support for our youth festival: ‘2 THE XTREME 2010’.
To support XtremeInc Incorporated or to find out more about our projects
for 2009 -2010 contact Sarah Cook on 0402 087 949 or xtremeinc//AT//live.com.au
(replace //AT// with @).
A sponsorship document is available on request, and speaker presentations
can be arranged for community group meetings.