Blaxland teenager Calvin Canterbury is currently planning the ‘adventure of a lifetime’ – 12 months in Brazil as part of Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program.
A Year 9 student at St Dominic’s College in Penrith, Calvin is the son of Julie and James Canterbury and lives at Lapstone.
Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club is his youth exchange sponsor, via the District 9685 YEP Program.
Calvin is very excited at the prospect of everyday life in Santos, Brazil, following in the wake of the successful Olympic Games in Brazil.
“I see the Rotary Youth Exchange Program as an opportunity to build my self confidence and organisational skills – especially in a non-English speaker country,” he said.
“Soccer is my favourite sport and football is a way of life in Brazil,” he added.
Calvin is a keen industrial metal and maths student at school and a career in the Royal Australian Airforce as Mechanical Engineer beckons ‘down the track’.
He sees the youth exchange opportunity as a vital part of the ‘framework’ in building his future career.