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The Hellenic Initiative Australia announced it will be supporting an innovative education and youth empowerment program that connects students from remote and disadvantaged schools across Greece with mentors from around the world.

The Tipping Point program is a unique initiative that will bring the world into the classroom through online live interactive sessions with a diverse range of high-skilled professionals throughout Greece and 40 countries globally.  The program will include local food producers from a nearby island to a NASA engineer in Florida.

Three regional schools will be participating in The Tipping Point program this academic year with the support of The Hellenic Initiative Australia, Krinides High School in Kavala, Northeastern Greece, Fourfouras High School in Crete and Vardas High School, in Western Peloponnese.

Australian professionals are being encouraged to become part of Tipping Point’s dynamic and growing global mentor community.

“The Hellenic Initiative Australia is proud to be supporting the innovative Tipping Point education program for the first time this year,” said THI Australia President, Nicholas Pappas AM.

“Australian professionals from all fields can join the global Tipping Point mentor community and share their knowledge and experience with high school students around Greece,” Mr Pappas said.

Founded in 2016, Tipping Point inspires and encourages students to broaden their horizons and career choices and promotes a culture of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

Tipping Point targets public schools in small, isolated regional towns in areas with high unemployment, high school dropout rates and brain drain due to lack of local opportunities. Mentors can participate in the program through. The program welcomes mentors from all fields of expertise, particularly people with experience in entrepreneurship, economics and business, medicine, law and agriculture.

Anyone interested in mentoring students can register online or contact [email protected] for further information.

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