Late in August, Tony McDowell of Abbott Solutions was excited to participate in the Perth stepUP Foundation Launch. The stepUP Foundation is a charity Abbott Solutions has partnered with, dedicated to educating and inspiring youths about their possibilities in business and life.
More than 250 teens from 13 high schools throughout Perth participated and 30 volunteer business people attended to coach the teens and assist in the program.
The speakers that presented during the two days are all successful in their chosen field and have overcome significant hurdles to be where they are now. The speakers ranged from the Lord Mayor of Perth, Lisa Scaffidi, to a recording artist and a number of highly successful business people. The common theme with the speakers was their wish to contribute to the wider community, and one of the ways that they all do that is by donating their time for the stepUP program. Some of the stories they shared were thought provoking, all of them were inspirational, and there was something for everyone to relate to. All attendees at the two day program gained valuable insights into themselves.
The program was transformational for the teens and volunteers alike and the energy and passion at the end of the program was amazing to be a part of. Abbott Solutions are proud to have been a part of this program and will continue their involvement to make a positive difference in our community.
For more information about The stepUP Foundation and their upcoming programs, visit their website.