This week's Progress Leader features one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by Leader Community News - ask every Year 12 College Captain in Melbourne the following question: What difference can your generation make to the world?
Genazzano College Captains, Maya Courtney and Andie Millie, shared their thoughts...
We are Gen Z, or iGen. A generation that sees a world with a better future.
One that strives to achieve what needs to be done, no longer sitting on the sidelines. Whether this be environmental issues or social justice issues, every year across the globe, passionate teens are standing up to injustices, fighting together for a change.
Being the first generation immersed in technology from childhood, our close connection to social media has given us the ability to reach out to people from around the world, and allow us the opportunity to be involved and have a say.
This constant change and knowledge about other cultures makes us more open minded and proactive, rising against the criticism that we are “too young”. Like many, ourselves included, the constant support shown through our teachers is unparalleled. Their enthusiasm assists us to develop strong values, driving us to make a change, giving us that courage and confidence to serve others.
However, in the end it comes down to the support we can generate within each other. It does not matter where we come from, as we, together, are a generation that is passionate about the world and its people.
Every year across the globe, passionate teens are standing up to injustices, fighting together for a change.
Article originally posted in Progress Leader, 26 March 2019