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Johnathan Thurston and his JT Academy spent last week in the South Burnett, Southern Downs and Darling Downs area delivering motivational workshops

Published on 28 Oct 2020

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Johnathan Thurston and his JT Academy headed to the South Burnett, Southern Downs, and Darling Downs areas last week to present a series of school workshops to boost confidence, courage, and self-belief in his inspiration workshops.

The workshops not only lifted the spirits of local school children, but literally injected a ton of motivation, inspiration, and feel good moments across the entire region,

Thurston arrived in the South Burnett area on October 18 where he hosted invite-only, junior rugby league workshops at the footy grounds. The following days Thurston and his team from Johnathan Thurston Academy delivered the JTSucceed workshop to local students, which has been designed to encourage youth to boost confidence, courage, and self-belief with key messages on the importance (now more than ever) regarding mental health and well-being awareness.

Two uplifting and inspirational evening community events took place in Millmerran and Inglewood communities.

Thurston, the Managing Director of the JT Academy, spends much of his time since retiring from rugby league encouraging and supporting our nation’s youth into meaningful employment, education, and well-being through his insightful and inspirational workshops and programs.

“The JT Academy was developed to inspire, support, and to set our nation’s youth up to succeed across all areas of their life: employment, education, and wellbeing. It’s our absolute pleasure when we get the opportunity to extend our reach to youth living in remote and regional communities,” Thurston explained.

“With the support of our corporate partners and invitations such as this, we were able to get into some of these communities and deliver programs that make a tangible difference to the lives of local kids and, as a result, the whole community benefits.

“The more we can encourage and support our young people to find a strong sense of self-belief, confidence, courage, and purpose, the better prepared they will be to lead future generations. It is a small investment but a worthy one.”

The visit was been made possible by the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN and facilitated by Darling Downs Health.


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