THE CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn Youth Connections Amazing Race is on again in Cooma. Eight students from Jindabyne Central School will be coming into Cooma tomorrow (Wednesday) to take part in the event.
Youth Connections works with the community to support young people aged between 11 and 19 years of age to obtain their Year 12 or equivalent and successfully transition on to further training or work opportunities.
This year's race follows on from the first race of its kind in 2012 involving students from Bombala High School.
It will again start at Nanny Goat Hill in Cooma at 10am and finish at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre.
The success of this event is due to the local community services and business who have been working together, giving their time and resources to make this event a reality for the second year running.
This year's partners include: Snowy Hydro, Roses Restaurant, Workways, Full On Construction, The Hub Youth Centre, Southern NSW Medical Local, Barnardo's, Monaro Crisis Accommodation Service, Mainstreet Clothing, Centrelink/Medicare, Mack's Auto, Capital Region BEC Partnership Broker, 'Who's the Man' participants from Jindabyne Central School and CatholicCare Youth Connections.
The aim of this year's Amazing Race is for the students to work together outside of their comfort zone with an emphasis on teamwork, communication, self-confidence, networking opportunities and improving local service knowledge.
The students will be given a series of challenges and clues to follow throughout the day, eventually ending up at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre where the students will be treated to a healthy lunch.
Students will then be presented with certificates for completing the race, and various prizes will also be awarded.
A perpetual trophy will be presented by Youth Connections to the 2013 Amazing Race winning team.