Captain and Ken Stephen Medalist Ryan James today attended the Deadly Futures program at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with students fro his old high school, Palm Beach-Currumbin in attendance.
The program, presented by the Preston Campbell Foundation and sponsored by ETC, puts the students through three workshops, covering a broad range of topics that will give students a greater sense of Aboriginal and Torres Strait history and culture. They will also discover more about their own identity to empower them to choose a pathway to lead them to success.
"It's good to see kids from my old school here and to be able to work with the kids to help build their confidence is great," James said.
"I remember when I was their age I couldn't get up and do public speaking but now in my job I do it most days. It's good to learn these skills when you can.
"Thanks to ETC for their support and it's great to work with the year nine, 10 and 11 kids.
"It's good to be part of the Deadly Futures program and I enjoy giving something back to the kids."