Highly Commended

2017

Jeremy Leala, Woden Community Service

Outstanding Youth Worker Award

Jeremy is considered by his peers to be truly spectacular youth worker and all around nice guy, who does all within his power to help anyone and everyone. As a youth engagement officer in the Woden Youth Engagement Team, he is proactive in creating programs and avenues for all young people to support their interests and involvement in the wider community. Jeremy delivers DJ workshop for young people, with some developing great skills which have lead into paid employment. Jeremy will always find a way around any barrier a young person faces, and they respond well to him. He is looked up to and respected by all young people who access the program, as well as his colleagues within the youth sector.

Previous service users have often returned just to say hello to Jeremy and update him as to where have what they are up to, quite often thanking him for the support he offered in gaining a house, employment or further education. No matter how busy he is, Jeremy is always willing to make time for a discussion or to assist other people. He is actively involved in the youth sector, attending forums and often putting his hand up to take the lead to support youth sector events, no matter how busy he is.

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