Mentors trip to Sydney

2014-05-22 Mentor Sydney Camp blogA group of Cottage by the Sea Mentors recently had the opportunity to visit Sydney. The Mentors had the opportunity to extend themselves by planning and managing their own itinerary and by representing the Cottage when meeting with our financial partner the Massachusetts Financial Group (MFG). The highlights were climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with staff from MFG’s Sydney office, visiting Luna Park (who kindly donated tickets, food & games), exploring the Vivid Festival, dining at Darling Harbour and swimming at Manly.

The young people selected to participate in this incredible opportunity were chosen for a number of reasons. They have been involved and committed to the Cottage by the Sea Mentor Program for up to 6 years. They have demonstrated an eagerness to learn and grow as they have continually taken on the challenges and opportunities we have offered them. They are all engaged at school, attending regularly and working towards achieving good results. These young people were also chosen because they are unlikely at this point in time to take a trip like this with their families.