~ Australia Day Awards now open ~ Do you know someone in our community who deserves recognition? Nominate today. Forms available online at the Council website 🇦🇺
Jamala Osman is possibly the most inspirational young lady I've met.
Growing up in a broken home in the midst of gang culture she could easily have resigned herself to a life of misery and failure.
Not a chance. She taught herself the skills needed to become the youngest bank manager in The City and now thrives helping others young Londoners find work that fulfils their purpose and destiny.
I met her recently when she spoke at TedX London and it was a no brainer to get her on the podcast.
Listen and be inspired by her story. 😀
Humble, mature beyond her years, and really very funny, Samantha was honoured at the 2018 Australia Day Celebrations where she was announced as the winner of Young Citizen of the Year Award. Dressed in her band uniform she stood up and proudly received the recognition she deserves.
Growing up in a family where active participation in the community is the norm, Samantha learned early that full participation (without seeking recognition) was the way to go. Despite this, Samantha has found herself honoured for her community work countless times.
In July 2015, two weeks after receiving her bronze medallion, Samantha was at the beach collecting sand samples for her year 10 Science project when she heard cries for help. There was no one else on the beach and, almost without thinking, she went into action and rescued a mother and her son. Not long afterward, the very grateful woman phoned Samantha’s mum, Sue, and told her what had happened. Needless to say, Sue was startled, proud and quick to leave the office to get to home to her daughter and hear the whole story.
Samantha’s dad passed away when she was very young. I think it is safe to say that he too would have been very proud of his youngest child – not because of her public accolades but because of her kind and giving nature. Samantha has embraced the Parkinsong Choir and coaches and referees in both hockey and basketball. She loves to travel, is actively involved in sport, music and loves just hanging out with friends.
Even before she has settled into her first year at university in Perth, Sam has found a way to connect and reach out to her new community by tutoring a student at a near-campus high school. This soon to be commerce student’s eyes sparkled with delight as she talked about driving up to meet him so that they could get to know each other and start working together as soon as school started.
#eighteen #youngcitizenoftheyear #searescue #prideofaustraliamedal #bunburycityband #bunbury #kateheasip_photography @sam_russell2018
Former Kicster and runner up Young Citizen of theYear 2017 award winner Amy Nicholas joined #Wolverhampton
Wanderers' defensive maestro Conor Coady to launch the search for Wolverhampton's #YoungCitizenoftheYear
Feeling very appreciative for all the support I've had to be recognised as young citizen of the year by Randwick City Council. Looking forward to another year of Scavenging with you all to clean-up our oceans 🤙💦
We are unbelievably proud of the half of our Directors duo that is Rebekah Danzic for winning the Young Citizen of the Year award for 2018 at @tunarama
this Australia Day. All of Passionis Productions is so grateful for what you and @alyssa_biele
have created for us and for all you continue to do for our growing arts community hear in @port_lincoln.
At such a young age Rebekah has achieved so many amazing things and we could not imagine this award going to a better recipient. Congratulations x
“When a community believes in you and your dream, great things happen. Autism is my ability, my superpower, everyone can shine, some just shine from a different angle.”
Summer Farrelly 2018 (Part of Summer's Young Citizen Spirit Award speech ) #chickentherapy #chickenlove #autism #youngcitizenoftheyear
9 years ago, at this same spot, we were being interviewed by A Current Affair and battling with the Government in allowing us to keep KiKi in the country and not forcibly send us back. We said back then to the Government , you don't know what the future can be for our baby, she may grow up to be a famous athlete, a Dr, an artist, you just don't know.... and look at her now.... since that time, we ended up facing 2 governments that wanted her out of OZ...but we never stopped fighting, even when we hit barrier after barrier, we never gave up.
We got our happily ever after. It started with the adoption, the residency visa, the Australian Citizenship last year, and now Young Citizen of the Year 2018.
You can't say I didn't tell you she would do great things.
#happilyeverafter #thestrugglewasreal #youngcitizenoftheyear #australiaday #sayang #cara #baligirl #baligirlinoz #baligirlcitizenoftheyear #citizenkiki
. Thankyou @shellharbourcitycouncil @winnews_illawarra #shellharbour #asianprincess #indonesiangirl #inspiration
2017 was successful in many aspects and so rewarding BUT I finished the year feeling tired, run down and very drained mentally and physically (all of my own doing).
Recently I ran a workshop helping young people set goals for the future and this has inspired me to do the same and practice what I preach… I know me, I write them down and I tell someone… I need you to keep me accountable.
2018, I have decided will be the year of me, the year where I invest in myself, take time for me, rather than working 24/7 and not stopping till I burn out. This year, I will continue to volunteer and work as I do, however, I will take time for me to develop me personal, to achieve my goals and to rest; to allow myself to be best version of myself for those I engage with. I will structure downtime into my week. I will get fitter and be happy with me.
I want to get my P’s, finish my degree, work on my personal relationships, save money, buy a car, land a teaching job for 2019 and just continuing work on my authentic self.
The big dog himself @mitch_hombre
is turning 45 (probably). Come celebrate and have a boogie with @staunchthegram
at the Hamo this Wednesday and have cordial on a school night.
Surreal day getting the National Young Citizen of the Year award with @sophiagracerose
🙌🏼 Started the day on BBC breakfast news, and have had the most surreal amazing day with my family - thanks to Rotary for the honour, and the incredible experience! ❤️ all for you Benny x #youngcitizenoftheyear #rotaryawards #invictus