Wilsonton Shopping Centre Sponsors Beyond The Broncos
03 SEPTEMBER 2020 –
Wilsonton State High School and the Beyond the Broncos program have received a welcome funding boost from Wilsonton Shopping Centre. The Beyond the Broncos program aims to improve attendance rates and year 12 attainment rates for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students, with Broncos student support officers working in schools to mentor and encourage students.
Wilsonton Shopping Centre owners and managers Consolidated Properties Group has tipped in $5,000 toward the program, which will be used to support students at Wilsonton State High School.
Member for Toowoomba North, Trevor Watts MP, joined Consolidated Properties Director of Retail Craig O’Donnell at Wilsonton State High School today to celebrate the incredible success of the Beyond the Broncos program.
“It’s great to see Wilsonton Shopping Centre investing in the development of our local youth through such a fantastic education, sports and mentoring program,” Mr Watts said.
“I know Beyond the Broncos has made a tremendous difference in other school communities, so I’m very pleased that Wilsonton State High Schools students will have continued access to this program, thank to generous donations like this one.
“It’s vitally important to keep young people engaged with their school community to ensure they have the right support systems in place to reach their full potential.
“I’m excited to see the outcomes this program can deliver over the coming years.”
Mr O’Donnell said Consolidated Properties Group had previously supported Beyond the Broncos, and was pleased to work with the program again in Wilsonton.
“We’re here to not only invest in our shopping centre and retailers, but also support the wider community where we can through initiatives such as this,” he said.
“Education is a powerful tool and it’s one all young people should have equitable access to, and the Beyond the Broncos program is all about making sure that’s the case.
“It’s a very worthwhile program and one we are proud to support.”