Parliamentarians, representatives and special guests were welcomed into the warmth and inclusiveness of NRL Cowboys House at a unique breakfast on Wednesday.
NRL Cowboys House Boys Campus was proud to host the event that coincided with the Queensland Parliament's regional sitting in Townsville this week.
Guests talked with NRL Cowboys House students and staff and enjoyed a hearty BBQ breakfast delivered by Cowboys Dream, Believe, Achieve students.
Dream, Believe, Achieve is supported by North Queensland Toyota Cowboys partner Allara Learning and through the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
The Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland addressed the gathering, with Cowboys Community Foundation Director Jeff Reibel speaking on the House's achievements and challenges.
"Our meeting place [NRL Cowboys House] is a place of growth filled with many contributors empowering our young people and providing opportunity in a culturally safe environment," Mr Reibel said.
"Already we’re seeing significant improvements in the areas of education and health, and as our operation matures and our students reach their final years of schooling, in economic participation.
"The challenge we’re addressing here is a shared one that spans all three areas of government – national, state and local."
NRL Cowboys House was also represented at Queensland Parliament's Junior Indigenous Youth Parliament on Friday 30 August, with five Year 7 students participating.