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​"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves" - William Arthur Ward ​

YMCA 2017 Award Winners

Click here for all 2017​​ nominees​​


 

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       YMCA Vocational School, YMCA Brisbane 

The YMCA Vocational School offers courses and a positive environment to assist disengaged students to achieve their full potential. Outcomes are achieved through positive educational studies, activities and a strong community structure. At the YMCA young people experience student centred programs dedicated to enhancing practical and personal skills. The YMCA provides support for students to contribute and function in the wider community, thriving emotionally, socially and physically.​
 
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         Pauline Whyte, YMCA Ballarat

Pauline has worked as an early childhood educator for the past 35 years. Pauline believes in the power of inspired young people. She demonstrates this belief through her practice as an Exemplary early childhood teacher; actively inspiring Warragul's youngest community members on a daily basis.​

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Tia Sandhu, YMCA WA

Tia is YMCA WA’s change agent and represents YMCA Australia across the world, providing the voice of young people and championing change in our community. When Tia is talking about the things that get her out of bed in the morning, she inspires all those around her to be involved. She has developed a working party in light of the Y’s launch of the Belief statement to develop an event for young people to have a voice in their local community and has been actively advocating the #I AM WHOLE movement with the WA team to great effect.​
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Maurice Hartley, YMCA Brisbane 

Starting as a volunteer with the breakfast club, Maurice's commitment and passion for young people saw him branch out and increase his involvement with the YMCA School. He began volunteering for full days, and then increased to four days per week. Maurice is an asset to the North Lakes team and we are forever grateful for his presence at the school. ​
 
 
 
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​Peter Burns, YMCA Canberra 

World YMCA Innovation Camp in Switzerland 
                    
Peter is disciplined, thorough and evidence based in his approach to research and development. Peter has performed a range of roles at Y Canberra over several years and on each occasion has demonstrated his commitment to the YMCA values and the betterment of the movement and the commun​ity we serve.

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Carina O’Neil, YMCA Grampians Region 

YMCA Global study: The French Health and Social Care System:
Ideals and Reality
                        
Carina has always put everything into her role at the YMCA. She started working with Y when she was 16 as a lifeguard and has built and developed her skills around the YMCA mission, belief and values. She is currently the Deputy CEO and has responsibility for all of our Children’s Services, Community Programs and Youth services. Carina has an exemplary approach to her work, she is highly motivated, an exceptional mentor, and committed to improving herself, the Y and the community.
                 
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Tayla White, YMCA Victoria

Tayla has worked at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) since the centre reopened in April 2014.  Starting initially as a cafe attendant, she joined the customer service team 12 months later and is now in a permanent position as a Recreation Officer overseeing our merchandise area.  She is also the customer service representative for the centre's OH&S committee. Tayla is considered a future leader of the centre.  She was therefore nominated by her peers to take part in the YMCA Victoria Future Leader Program.  

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