Leadership Victoria’s class of 2015 will celebrate visionary action and community service on Wednesday (May 13), as they mark the completion of the 14th cohort of this nine-month experiential community leadership development program. 21 graduates will receive their Certificates of Community Leadership and share the results of four innovative community action projects (CAPs).
The Leadership Victoria program addresses the social challenges of our community, while equipping participants from all walks of life with the skills to identify opportunities and put solutions into action.
- Orange Your Workplace created a learning workshop event for local employers to explore the issue of violence against women in the Victoria area, the negative impact the issue can have on business, and proactive steps that can be implemented to educate and support employees.
- Listen Up Victoria raised awareness of the healing power of music in order to increase opportunities for individuals to benefit from music therapy. In partnership with Music Heals and accredited music therapists, the Listen Up Victoria project led an iPod drive which attracted hundreds of donated mp3 players for use in music therapy.
- The Beyond the Box project raised awareness of the 133 kids currently on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria & Area (BBBS) waitlist and of the value of clothing donations and small household items in the agency’s operations.
- “Is Your Number Up?” used televised public service announcements, a social media campaign, and information sharing to increase the public's understanding of the importance of address visibility and to provide tips to maximize address visibility for emergency responders.