Students at Glenroy College in years 10, 11 and 12 are encouraged to participate in the Lions Youth of the Year Program.
The Youth of the Year Program (YYP) is designed to encourage, foster and develop leadership in conjunction with other citizenship qualities in our youth, at the age when they are about to enter the fields of employment or higher education.
YYP provides students with the incentive to pay greater attention to the general qualities, so vital in developing our youth into first-class citizens. The qualities sought after, apart from academic attainments are those of leadership, personality, sportsmanship, public speaking and good citizenship.
Glenroy College has a long tradition of entering some of our finest VCE students in YYP. It involves an interview with a panel of judges prior to the competition evening. This interview gives the contestants an opportunity to showcase their involvement in academic, cultural and sporting aspects of the community as well as any particular leadership qualities they have.
The competition evening sees students compete against those from other schools in a prepared five minute speech as well as the more daunting impromptu speaking section where they address two unseen/unprepared issues in Australian society.