The smile, the laugh, the speed. Why wouldn't you want to be Josh Addo-Carr!?
The infectious winger can lift a room when he walks in and that's exactly what he did when he visited Reservoir High to speak to Year 10 and 11 students last week as part of the NRL's School to Work program. The Redfern raised Addo-Carr, now based in Melbourne is not only a superb football player but a brilliant role model for Indigenous kids in Victoria and across the country as he continues to light up the competition on and off the field.
The 22-year old's contribution to the School to Work program has been just as big as his impact on the field as he inspires Indigenous students.
The NRL's School to Work program commenced in 2012 and utilises the positive profile of rugby league to support and encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete high school and move into work or further education.
The program is a combined initiative of NRL clubs, including Melbourne Storm, the Australian Government's Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Rugby League. The School to Work program offers students various experiences and opportunities supporting each student to reach their full potential, and successfully complete VCE and achieve their career goals.
The program is dedicated and committed in mentoring each student to develop a strong identity, self-belief and the courage to step out of their comfort zone to achieve their career aspirations. This involves students participating in educational, cultural and leaderships workshops and provide access to organisations, Universities and Tafe Colleges.