Beenleigh Junior Chamber of Commerce
The Junior Chamber (JCoC) provides an avenue for year 9-12 students to interact within the business and broader community, enabling them to contribute meaningfully while earning some valuable experience. Around 80 highly motivated students from 6 local high schools meet monthly to hear a range of speakers and plan progress on a number of ambitious projects that include:
Delfin Woodlands Public Art Strategy.
Through regular meetings and workshops with Delfin personnel and others, an artist's brief including theme, form, design and materials has been created. The project aim is to reflect the vision of Woodlands as well as the presence, views and values of young people within Woodlands' District Park through a piece of public art.
Working with the students' sketches and ideas, a commercial artist has produced a number of drawings that have been used to create designs for the metal artworks.
The work will be themed around community, younger and older generation coming together and local traditional stories.
Delfin Woodlands' sincerity and commitment to this project is just one example of the valuable opportunities for learning provided to the Junior Chamber participants.
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Each year Members of the Junior Chamber play an important role as volunteers in the Red Shield Appeal. Armed with maps JCoC students "hit the streets" and give their time to participate in the door-knock. Their enthusiasm and commitment has contributed substantially to the local Red Shield effort.
Junior Chamber Fun Run
Held annually at the Logan River Partklands. Organised and managed by the Junior Chamber this family event receives great support from local business houses who field teams, and often contribute prizes that help make this event a great success. There'll be prizes for winners, and Team Winners, and something for everyone. Come on your own, or bring a family or work team.
Wear pink for Breast Cancer Research, and all profits raised will be contributed.
Nursing Home Projects
Junior Chamber students have been voluntarily visiting the nursing home for 90 minutes each week in a partnership with Bethania Waters Nursing Homes that is in its fifth year.
Students from Canterbury, Trinity and Livingstone Colleges, Beenleigh and Windaroo Valley High Schools each visit in a rostered program to participate in a range of activities aimed at linking aged community experience with the leaders of tomorrow.
Much of the activity revolves around recreational pursuits, music or reading, and the enjoyment is evident for both the students and nursing home residents. Students learn valuable life skills, and some show genuine aptitude for careers in aged care or related sectors.
Quota Beenleigh Eisteddfod
Attracting around 20,000 participants, the Beenleigh Eisteddford is a mammoth task for local Quotarians, and for the third successive year Junior Chamber of Commerce students will assist at Eisteddfod events. They'll provide a range of support in areas such as lighting, sound, marshalling and the canteen.
Want to know more?
Come along if you're a student who likes the company of other positive and fun young people who enjoy getting involved in their community. Contact us by email and we'll tell you more about how.