Wagga's promising young leaders gathered together on Wednesday for the launch of Committee4Wagga's School Leaders Program.
One of them was year 11 student Zoe Crawford, who hopes to develop the leadership skills needed to inspire other young people to follow their passions.
After graduating high school she plans to go to university in order to fulfil her dream of becoming a primary school music teacher.
"My music teacher from when I was really little, I always wanted to be like her," Miss Crawford said.
"Music's always been a passion of mine, and I find it really rewarding when I get to teach someone something and improve because of something I taught them. I find that really fulfilling."
Another ambitious teenager is Belinda Dennison, who aspires to become a paramedic or a nurse when she grows up.
Miss Dennison hopes the program will help her develop the confidence to put herself out there and achieve that dream.
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"I think the program will help me getting out there, out of my comfort zone, talking to anyone and everyone when I need to," Miss Dennison said.
"As a paramedic, every day is going to be different; you meet different people, different patients, different places."
During the program, the group of teenagers will be faced with workshops, lectures, industry visits, physical challenges, and mentoring sessions designed to shape them into the pioneering leaders of tomorrow.
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