Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan is encouraging young people with a sense of adventure to apply to set sail with STS Young Endeavour.
The ballot to take a trip with Young Endeavour in the first half of 2016 is now open for young Australians aged between 16 and 23, and closes on October 5.
“A voyage with Young Endeavour not only teaches young people the skills they need to navigate and sail a tall ship, it also teaches them teamwork, leadership and resilience,” Mr Hogan said.
“More than 12,000 young Australians have voyaged on Young Endeavour over the last 25 years. This is an experience of a lifetime and one that will stay with them forever.”
Mr Hogan said the ship would return to Australia from her current round the world voyage to sail from Fremantle. Western Australia, stopping at Esperance, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney. Following a short break, Young Endeavour will then sail to Newcastle, Brisbane and Gladstone.
“The crew is fully supported while on board by Royal Australian Navy crew and the feedback I have received from past participants has been very positive,” Mr Hogan said.
As the Young Endeavour Scheme is a not-for-profit organisation it is possible for those interested in supporting the programme to make a tax deductible donation to the Young Endeavour Public Trust Fund.
For more information about the Young Endeavour Youth scheme and to apply for voyages aboard STS Young Endeavour visit www.youngendevour.gov.au
Images of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme are available at http://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/