A MENTORING program for youth cancer charity CanTeen’s young leaders is being launched this week as part of a wider corporate partnership with professional services firm Deloitte.
CanTeen helps young people deal with the impact cancer has on their life by providing funding for specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and highly regarded peer support programs.
The mentoring program will provide young people at CanTeen with access to the expertise and experience of Deloitte staff in order to further develop their leadership potential to help them prepare for future careers.
“CanTeen is passionate about empowerment and is proud to have young people affected by cancer actively involved at all levels of the organisation providing direction, feedback and advice,” said CanTeen CEO Peter Orchard.
“Having young people heavily represented throughout our governance structure, including holding the majority of seats on the Board of Directors, helps ensure that our services, programs and information effectively meet young people’s needs
“We’re very excited to be working with our national partner and sponsor Deloitte to deliver the mentoring program and I look forward to seeing Deloitte staff help our young people fulfil their leadership potential.”
Our people are being inducted to the program today and will then start working with young people in CanTeen leadership roles to create an individually tailored development plan and help them achieve self-set goals.
Executive Sponsor for Responsible Business at Deloitte and Audit leader, Cindy Hook said, “Deloitte believes firmly in the importance of leadership in meeting the challenges of the future. For our friends and young leaders in CanTeen Australia this means giving them exposure to world class leadership training via a national mentoring program aimed at developing their leadership potential.”
Every year another 23,000 young people have to face the challenge of cancer – whether it’s their own diagnosis or that of their parent, brother or sister.