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Mark Robertson

Year of Award: 2016 Award State: New South Wales Arts - Performing > Dance
Community > Social Change
The Churchill Fellows' Association of New South Wales Churchill Fellowship to research how other organisations globally work with at-risk and street youth as a hip-hop school - USA
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This trip has been monumental in shaping the future direction of our organisation. It has put a whole new perspective in how we should approach this vision to create a centre of excellence.

I have written this paper incorporating new ideas into our space and the implementation of those ideas. I personally believe that this model could have a dramatic change on the face of social programming in Australia.

If we utilize the young people’s culture and create learning platforms around that than we will be a position to succeed. Our new school will incorporate all these ideas that have worked worldwide and be based on infrastructure that has been proven to succeed.

This has helped us now open the OVP Creative Hub in Byron Bay, providing a truly innovative platform for all youth to engage in inspiring creative programs with positive social benefits. This model also has the potential to be implemented all throughout Australia and with its benefits helping change youth and social innovation Australia wide.

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